Magnet Designation

UMC Health System has joined the ranks of the top seven percent of hospitals in the nation by earning the coveted recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. 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 tos elect hospitals following and 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.

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