University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to earn Magnet® hospital designation (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated three times (2008, 2013 and 2018). Magnet Recognition Program® designation is the highest award given for excellence in nursing practice.
Magnet® designation is given to a hospital only after a rigorous review application and onsite evaluation process of all aspects of the nursing department. UI Hospitals & Clinics is one among a select group of top hospitals in the world to receive this honor. At a Magnet®-designated hospital, nurses are committed to maintaining the highest standards of care in an environment that values quality, safety, satisfaction, and education.