UI Hospitals & Clinics nursing excellence recognized with elite 5th Magnet Recognition Program® designation
Our nurses join the top 7.67% of U.S. hospitals with five or more designations
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has once again been honored with a prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
By receiving our fifth consecutive Magnet® designation, UI Hospitals & Clinics joins the top 7.67% of Magnet® hospitals in the country (approximately 47 other organizations) who have achieved five or more designations. We are also leaders in the state as the first hospital in Iowa and the first in the Big Ten to receive designation in 2004. Now we are the first hospital in these two groups to receive designation five consecutive times.
“We continue to lead the way for excellence in nursing—in Iowa and nationally,” says Kim Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, interim CEO and chief nurse executive, UI Hospitals & Clinics, and interim associate vice president, UI Health Care. “Our nurses are experts in their field and serve our teams, patients, and communities with excellence in compassion. I could not be prouder of our success.”
“Our nursing and health care team is so deserving of this Magnet® designation and recognition. We could not have accomplished this without the dedication of the team,” says Tacia Bullard, MSN, RN, CNL, Magnet program director. “Magnet® has a rigorous review process that requires thorough documentation of excellence in care and an onsite evaluation of all aspects of UI Hospitals & Clinics nursing.”
“Nurses are a driving force behind the growth and success of UI Health Care,” says Hunter. “We’re in every part of our organization. We celebrate with patients. We comfort them. We provide care and we provide hope. We are the embodiment of UI Health Care’s mission of changing medicine and changing lives.”