The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes top healthcare organizations in the nation for achieving nursing excellence.
UMC is the first hospital in West Texas to achieve Magnet® designation. The designation is awarded to select hospitals following an intensive review of documentation data, clinical practices, patient outcomes, nursing research and an on-site visit.
Magnet® organizations are recognized for nursing processes leading to exceptional patient outcomes, quality, patient satisfaction and nurse satisfaction. Research regarding Magnet® hospitals finds patients benefit from visiting a hospital with Magnet® status, as these hospitals report:
- Improved clinical outcomes
- Fewer patient falls
- Fewer medication errors
- Lower mortality rates
- Higher patient and nurse satisfaction
Magnet® hospitals also tend to have lower nursing turnover and an improved nurse work environment.
Since our Magnet® journey began, UMC has consistently grown the number of nurses in our organization
2014 – 1190 Nurses
2017 – 1404 Nurses
2022 – 1502 Nurses
Over the past 5 years, UMC has provided over 3.9 million dollars for nurses to continue their education! In 2022 alone, UMC assisted 76 nurses with their BSN, 45 nurses with MSN, and 3 nurses with DNP.