Hackensack University Medical Center received Magnet® recognition for the sixth time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to earn this designation six times and the second hospital in the country. Magnet® recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. The Magnet® program is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence. Currently, only 492 of the more than 6,000 U.S. health care organizations have received the credential.