Magnet® Journey

UCLA Health is Proud to be on the Magnet® Journey

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 rigorous 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

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUCLA) announced its fourth Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in December 2020! Only approximately 2% of hospitals have achieved this recognition four times! This 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 continuously provide 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, MSN, RN, RRUCLA Nursing Outcomes and Magnet® Program Coordinator.

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center (SMUCLA) was first awarded Magnet® designation in June 2016 - the culmination of years of dedicated work on the part of the entire SMUCLA nursing team and reflecting major enhancements to nursing practice. Over the next four years, the nursing team continued on its quest to sustain nursing excellence. In January, 2021, SMUCLA announced its second Magnet® designation - further evidence of continued dedication to excellence. This achievement exemplifies SMUCLA nurses’ commitment to evidence-based practice, quality outcomes and interprofessional collaboration on behalf of patients and families. 

For more information, please contact: Dahlia Maldonado, BSN, RN-BC, SMUCLA Nursing Practice Outcomes and Magnet® Coordinator

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA Health

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: Susan Mahnovski, MS, RN, PMH-BC, CNL, RNPH Nursing Education, Performance Improvement and Magnet® Program Manager 

UCLA Health Ambulatory Care Nursing

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