All three UCLA Health facilities have achieved Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.
In 2020, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center joined an elite group of hospitals, achieving Magnet® designation four times. Shortly after in 2021, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center received their second Magnet® designation.
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA attained Magnet® recognition in 2019. The hospital is one of the first psychiatric facilities to receive the prestigious designation, which is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The 2021 Nursing Annual Report celebrates nursing excellence. “Our nurses are simply extraordinary. I remain humbled and awed by the expert care displayed by our nurses in many of 2020’s darkest moments.” - Karen A. Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health, Associate Dean, UCLA School of Nursing
Karen A. Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health, Assistant Dean, UCLA School of Nursing
Conversations with Karen serve as a collaborative forum where clinical nurses and nursing leadership identify and propose solutions that enhance the safety and quality of care to our patients and families.