Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which has been rated as one of the top ten medical centers in the United States for the sixth consecutive year, continues to be cited for excellence. Recently, the UCLA Medical Group was rated as one of California’s top medical groups. On October 4, 2010, UCLA announced yet another accolade. The Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has re-designated Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as a Magnet hospital. This prestigious distinction of excellence in nursing services and patient care has been bestowed upon only 372 hospitals worldwide.
The ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is the world’s largest and most influential nurse credentialing organization. By recognizing outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice, the Magnet Recognition Program provides health consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring the quality of care they can expect to receive. To preserve their Magnet status, designated hospitals must maintain rigorous standards and undergo an extensive reevaluation process every four years. “Magnet recognition is nursing’s top honor and accepted as the gold standard in nursing excellence,” said Heidi Crooks, R.N., M.A., chief nursing officer and senior associate director of operations and patient care services at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “To achieve Magnet status is a tremendous accomplishment and a great source of pride for our nurses and staff. To retain Magnet recognition for an additional four years conveys our healthcare team’s commitment to caring, to compassion, to connecting with our patients — and to each other. Together we have created an extraordinary environment of healing and excellence.”
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; thus it is a time for Los Angeles women to reflect on their health. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. If you are in need of a breast examination, a mammogram, or have any other health concerns, UCLA Medical Center is an excellent resource.
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