The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), established the Magnet® Recognition Program in 1990 to recognize healthcare organizations that provide excellent nursing care. Receiving Magnet® designation is the highest level of recognition the ANCC can extend to a health care organization. The rigourous process required to achieve Magnet® designation provides a framework for nursing excellence and ensures the best outcomes for our patients.
Everyone at UCLA Health is a part of the Magnet® journey, consistent with our vision of healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUCLA) submitted documentation to the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its fourth Magnet® designation in February 2020 and is hoping for a site visit in late 2020. This re-designation process is a reflection of continued nursing excellence made possible by the support of UCLA Health’s entire team. Recognizing that Magnet® designation is only one stop on the journey to sustained excellence, RRUCLA nurses will continue providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered care while monitoring and adapting practice to meet its patients changing needs.
For more information, please contact: Kateri Tobias, BSN, RN, CCRN, RRUCLA Nursing Outcomes and Magnet® Program Coordinator
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (SMUCLA) received its first Magnet® designation in June 2016. This was the culmination of years of dedicated work on the part of the entire SMUCLA nursing team and reflected major enhancements to nursing practice. Over the next four years, the nursing team continued on its quest to sustaining nursing excellence and submitted its second Magnet® document in May 2020. The document’s exemplars highlight SMUCLA nurses’ commitment to evidence-based practice, quality outcomes and interprofessional collaboration on behalf of patients and families.
For more information, please contact: Yesenia Valle, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN, SMUCLA Nursing Practice Outcomes and Magnet® Coordinator
The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (RNPH) at UCLA Health received its first Magnet® designation in February 2019. RNPH is one of the first independently-licensed psychiatric hospitals in the nation to receive this prestigious recognition. The Magnet® designation is a testament of RNPH's commitment to nursing excellence and its dedication to provide the highest quality of care to patients, families and the community.
For more information, please contact: Leilanie Ayala, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, RNPH Nursing Education, Performance Improvement and Magnet® Program Manager
Under the leadership of our Ambulatory Care Chief Nursing Officer, Quanna Batiste-Brown, DNP, HCSM, FABC, RN, NEA-BC, our vast ambulatory care network of more than 200 offices across four counties across Southern California is on the journey to eventual Magnet® designation. This designation would be one of the first for a standalone ambulatory care organization and reflects the significance of ambulatory care nursing to patient care.
For more information, please contact: Jennifer Zanotti, MS, RN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ambulatory Care Nursing