UCI Health has attained its fifth Magnet recognition, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.
Receiving Magnet recognition for the fifth time is a great achievement for UCI Health, as it continues to proudly belong to the global Magnet community a small, select group of healthcare organizations and hospitals in the U.S and abroad.
Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects the daily commitment our nurses make to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients, said Anne Marie Watkins, DNP, MSHCA, RN, chief nursing executive for UCI Health and assistant dean of nursing education administration in the Sue & Bill Gross UCI School of Nursing.
Earning consecutive Magnet recognition over 20 years is not just a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses, it underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff above and beyond to meet the healthcare needs of our community, she said.