UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center (SMCULA) achieved Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® for the second time in January, 2021! SMUCLA initially achieved Magnet® designation in June 2016. Only nine percent of U.S. hospitals are recognized as Magnet® organizations so achieving this status and redesignation are evidence of our dedication to excellence. Nurses at SMUCLA continually promote exceptional patient care. The various initiatives implemented in pursuit of achieving clinical excellence were highlighted in the SMUCLA re-designation document submitted on May 29, 2020. Following document submission, SMUCLA began preparing for the next anticipated step: site visit, and are excited to receive the news of this second designation.
SMUCLA was the first UCLA Health facility to implement the Magnet® councils, which integrated into the Professional Governance model in July 2018. SMUCLA nurses are proud to embody this leading-edge practice and be trendsetters within the organization. We are looking forward to our next designation and proud to serve our community!
The Magnet® model is reflected throughout UCLA Health in our Professional Governance model: