The UC Davis Medical Center has won back a prestigious ”magnet” nursing designation, a national benchmark for nursing excellence and quality of patient care.
In 1997, the Sacramento hospital was the first in California to earn the “magnet” label from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. But UC Davis lost the designation in 2006 because of inconsistencies in the program and labor unrest.
The designation doesn’t bring money, but carries significant prestige. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practices.
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