Description: OUR MAGNET JOURNEY – Next Stop OR Robert Levin MSN, RN, RRT, CNOR Simone Nicholson MSN, RN, CNOR Magnet recognition program was our institutional goal. Surgical Services knew we were Magnet Caliber it was our team efforts to show that. Description of Team The institutional team consists of all nursing management levels. OR team consisted of the OR Director, OR Managers, Clinical Educator, department Magnet champions and all staff. Each area had Magnet Champions working directly with the Department Managers and Educator. Preparation and Planning Literature supports that Magnet facilities have better patient outcomes, better patient satisfaction scores, decreased HAPI, falls, and more engaged nursing staff. In working together, we knew we would achieve this common goal. Magnet preparation at all levels have been taking place and we knew we needed to keep staff informed and prepared for this important recognition. Assessment The goal was set by our Director of Nursing each nursing unit was to prepare staff, develop magnet information boards, unit activities to support why we are magnet ready. As department educator I was tasked to work along with unit managers, magnet champions, nursing leadership and the hospital magnet director to develop a plan to have the perioperative areas engaged as we planned to achieve this goal. Stories related to the prevention of Surgical Site injuries, positioning during prolonged procedures is one example of our Magnet designation contribution. Story also used and helped facilitate a decrease SSI in the Labor and Delivery unit here at our institution. Representatives from the OR observed areas and made numerous recommendations to help to prevent future SSI. These recommendations were a part of our Magnet stories, but also put into place and showed a marked reduction in infections. Implementation Education plan was set in motion to work with all surgical staff to fill in gaps on knowledge. In-servicing was conducted, presented staff information about all the positive areas that are done daily. Included high patient satisfaction scores, multiple research areas within the OR, National Conference recognitions and implementation of positive changes within. These in-services also showed how shared governance plays a vital role in Surgical Services. Q and A session were conducted with prizes awarded to staff for participation. Organizational sessions included regular education with department managers, directors, educators and champions to prepare for our magnet visit. Outcomes Achievement were shown with improvements within the organization. Nursing clearly demonstrated that it provides excellent care and that staff are proud of their achievements. Implications for Perioperative Surgical Services knew we have impacted patient care and we are proud to show in pursuing this Magnet Designation. On August 19, 2019 Einstein Medical Center was proud to be added to those that achieved this status.