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.