Magnet Designation


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Carilion Clinic’s Roanoke Campus Magnet Redesignation

Carilion Clinic’s Roanoke campus* has been designated a Magnet facility for the third time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. First earned in 2003, our Magnet designation recognizes excellence and professionalism in nursing and is widely accepted as nursing’s highest honor. It was created to advance three goals:

  1. Promote quality in an environment that supports professional practice.
  2. Recognize excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients.
  3. Provide a mechanism for the dissemination of best practices in nursing.

Carilion Clinic’s Roanoke campus has the only nurses in southwest and central Virginia who have been awarded Magnet certification three times. That means no other nursing team and no other facilities in the region have been acknowledged for such high levels of care and patient outcomes three times in a row.

Living Magnet

Even before we earned Magnet designation we knew that we lived by Magnet principles; it’s one of the main reasons why we began the Magnet journey. And, we continue to live Magnet every day.

Health Care with a Human Touch Award

Not only does Carilion Clinic have nurses who excel in expert clinical care, but we also attract and recognize those nurses who stand out in providing a holistic approach to patient care. The nurses who receive this award are nominated by peers for serving as expert clinical mentors and by consistently paring that expertise with an insightful, compassionate approach.

Magnet designation is a testament to the incredible passion for nursing shown by our staff at all levels of the organization. The commitment, compassion, and hard work of everyone at Carilion make achievements like this possible. We don’t need awards and recognition to know our nurses are providing the highest quality patient care, but it’s an honor when national organizations agree.

*Includes Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, and practices located in the Crystal Spring and Community Hospital medical office buildings, and at 127 McClanahan St., 1 and 3 Riverside Circle, and 902, 1030, and 2017 S. Jefferson St.


1906 Belleview Ave.
Roanoke VA 24014