John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

North Mountain Hospital Magnet Nursing
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As a not-for-profit community hospital, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services to meet patients' needs in ways few other hospitals can match.

A Triple-Designee Magnet Hospital

In 2013 North Mountain Hospital became first in Arizona to earn Magnet Recognition for the third consecutive time, something achieved by less than 1 percent of the nation’s 6,000-plus hospitals.

Magnet status is based on documented exemplary practice and outcomes for patient care and is considered the nation’s gold standard for nursing quality. It is bestowed upon qualified hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an arm of the American Nurses Association – the nation’s foremost authority on the quality of patient care.

The hospital earned its first Magnet recognition in 2004, becoming first in the Phoenix area to be granted the highest national designation for excellence in nursing care. North Mountain Hospital in 2009 was the first medical facility in the Phoenix area to reconfirm its Magnet status.

A Four-Time Recipient of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, awarded the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital its second Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2012.

The Beacon is the nation's highest designation for excellence in critical care, earned by less than 1 percent of America's hospitals.

The North Mountain CVICU won its first Beacon in 2010. By doing so, the unit joined its sister unit, North Mountain's Intensive Care Unit, which in 2007 became the first in the state to earn a Beacon Award and in 2009 became the nation's 30th hospital critical care department to earn a second Beacon Award.

Excellence in Trauma Care

North Mountain Hospital is home to John C. Lincoln's Level I Trauma Center, one of eight trauma facilities in Arizona designated as Level I by the state. Each year, the center cares for more than 3,000 of the region's most critically injured patients. Since opening in 1979, the center has invested heavily in high-quality technology and staff training in emergency care.

In 2010, the Level I Trauma Center received 2010 Outstanding Trauma Center Award, from Donor Network of Arizona, for high organ donation rates. In turn, Donor Network presented the Outstanding Trauma Surgeon Award to staff physician Stephen Gale, MD.

Medical Services Available at North Mountain Hospital

North Mountain Hospital features 266 beds and more than 1,600 dedicated health care professionals, who work together to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of health care possible. Services we offer include:

Visiting Our Hospital

If you plan to visit a family member or friend in our care, the Visitor Guide will help acquaint you with the hospital.

Also, please see the Patient Surgery Guide for a helpful overview of what to expect before, during and after surgery.