Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: The weather will be mostly sunny today, reaching a high of 53 degrees, accompanied by calm winds that will shift to a south direction at 5 to 9 mph during the morning. Tonight, expect partly cloudy conditions with a low temperature around 37 degrees and a southwest wind at 5 to 9 mph.
🚨 You need to know
The American Nurses Credentialing Center described the Magnet program on their website as:
The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization. To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.
That designation comes with a list of requirements for eligibility, including nurses in leadership roles in the hospital.
A release from Inova noted that only around 10% of hospitals around the United States have Magnet status and, with the addition of Inova Alexandria, all five Inova hospitals are Magnet certified.
“This achievement is a testament to the Inova Alexandria Hospital nurses… who, each day, pledge to provide a standard of care that is not just exemplary, but transformative,” Maureen Sintich, chief nurse executive at Inova, said in the release, “and reflects the collective effort of all Inova nurses who work tirelessly to meet and exceed the rigorous standards set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.”
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Nov 29, 2023.
- JUST IN: Alexandria City Council ends single-family-only-zoning (20172 views)
- Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority warns low-income residents of felony arrest for wearing ski masks (4150 views)
- City celebrates new dawn for a hidden gem of the West End (1577 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Crème de la Crème is Opening a Store in Old Town Alexandria
Zebra (Wednesday @ 9:01 pm)
- PUBLIC HEARING: Alexandria Asking for Citizen Participation in Confederate Street Renaming, Thursday, November 30
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:24 pm)
- City Council unanimously adopts ZFH in late-night vote
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 5:03 pm)
- December 2023
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 4:26 pm)
- Inova Alexandria Hospital Gets Magnet Status, Now Ranks Among Top 10% in the Country for Nursing Excellence
Zebra (Wednesday @ 4:12 pm)
- Woman Found Dead In Vehicle In Alexandria: Police
Patch (Wednesday @ 2:38 pm)
- Crash Sends Pedestrian To Hospital In Alexandria: Police
Patch (Wednesday @ 10:05 am)
- Zoning For Housing Approved By Alexandria City Council
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:30 am)
- Alexandria’s Zoning for Housing/Housing for All Passes Unanimously
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 12:32 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 6:00 pm: Nepenthe Holiday Market Eve
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Good Friday morning, Alexandria! ⛈️ Today’s weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54, but rain tonight after 10 p.m. and a low around 42. Rain tomorrow as well, mainly before 1…
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