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Antoine Detroit, MI 48201

August 23, 2012 Dear Heatha, In October, 2009, DRH was designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services and is considered the gold standard for nursing practice. Designation continues through four years, and in October, 2013, DRH will apply for Magnet Redesignation, and will again undergo a rigorous review by the ANCC. Our Magnet Redesignation journey involves providing documented evidence of how Magnet concepts and best practices have been sustained over the last four years, hosting an on-site visit from Magnet representatives, and applauding our excellent nurses, nursing staff, and ancillary services. Since the pursuit of Magnet is an organizational strategic priority, support and participation is sought from every leader and staff member throughout the hospital. A task of this magnitude is best led by a steering committee. A steering committee, or team, consists of persons who are dedicated, visionary, and talented. You have been identified as such. Because of skills you possess and your dedication to Magnet principles, you are invited to join the DRH Magnet Redesignation 2013 Steering team. The teams main objective is to help lead the effort toward Magnet Redesignation. Your supervisor supports your participation as a team member. All teams will ultimately be led by Deborah Leblanc, DRH VP Patient Care Services. The steering team will consist of seven selected members, and be chaired by the interim Magnet program manager, Pamela Mayes, who will also organize, facilitate, and support team members. Please see the below attachment for information about other Magnet Redesignation teams and their primary roles. Please respond to this request by August 30, 2012 (pmayes@dmc.org). Many thanks for service to DRH.

Deborah Leblanc, BSN, MM, NEA-BC Vice President, Patient Care Services Detroit Receiving Hospital

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Magnet Redesignation 2013 Teams Roles/Responsibilities Magnet Executive Administrator (Deborah Leblanc) Has intense interest in the outcome of Magnet Redesignation project Secures spending authority and resources for the project Acts as vocal and visible champion Legitimizes projects goals and objectives Is ultimate decision-maker for project

Magnet Program Manager (interim, Pamela Mayes) Reports to and works closely with executive administrator Helps lead effort toward Magnet redesignation Develops the project plan with the various teams Communicates plan and progress to all team members Assists in writing Magnet Redesignation document Attends and chairs Magnet Redesignation team meetings o o o o o o Participates in Shared Governance structure Tracks and reports Magnet redesignation progress Coordinates data collection and monitors outcomes Educates staff about Magnet journey Leads Magnet Steering Committee The MPD should have the autonomy and authority to work with key nursing leaders and staff to advance the organizations Magnet designation strategic goal. (Magnet Resource Toolkit, 2010, p. 26)

Magnet Steering Team (chair Pamela Mayes) Shows genuine interest in Magnet Redesignation project and advocates for Redesignation Has a broad and encompassing understanding of the Magnet Redesignation process Monitors and reviews project schedules, goals, and objectives, and the status reports of other teams assignments Provides assistance completing project objectives, and to other teams
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Assumes risk management strategies (ensures potential threats to the project's success are addressed and eliminated) Assists in writing Magnet Redesignation document Attends bi-monthly (twice a month) and /or ad hoc meetings

Magnet Champions (chair Heatha Rohr) Shows genuine interest in the Magnet Redesignation project Communicates Magnet Redesignation progress to representative areas Acts as liaisons between Magnet Steering Team and direct-care nurses Discusses development, dissemination, and enculturation of the SOE in every area of nursing practice Educates staff about opportunities to enhance Redesignation outcomes and elicits performance improvement ideas Assists in writing Magnet Redesignation document Attends bi-monthly (twice a month) or weekly meetings

Management: Managers, Administrative Supervisors, Educators, and APNs Shows genuine interest in the Magnet Redesignation project Communicates Magnet Redesignation progress to respective areas Supports and promotes Magnet Redesignation goals, objectives, and activities Assists in writing Magnet Redesignation document Attends monthly and/or ad hoc meetings

Writers Has dedication to and understanding of the Magnet Redesignation process Possess quality writing skills and overall good communication abilities Partners with electronic communication service Creates, researches, writes, edits, and/or reviews creation of DRH Magnet Redesignation document Attends weekly and/or ad hoc meetings

Multi-Disciplinary Management Representatives from: CIS, Dietary, Environmental Services, Epidemiology, Marketing, Patient Guest Relations, Customer, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Security
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Promotes Magnet Redesignation throughout the representative departments Supports goals and objectives of project, and final Redesignation outcome Assists in obtaining project objectives Helps resolve issues and policy decisions Provides resources and other roles as needed Assists in writing Magnet Redesignation document Attends monthly and/or ad hoc meetings

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