At UK HealthCare, we are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and safety in patient care, and the ongoing pursuit of evidence-based practice and practice improvement.
The American Nurses’ Association deemed this “The Year of the Nurse – 2020”, but who could have known what a powerful role we would be playing as our country and community faces new challenges.
Thank you for stepping up to care for this vulnerable patient population and for supporting each other.
I am so proud to be a part of this Big Blue Nation of Nurses!
Gwen Moreland, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nurse Executive
UK HealthCare and Eastern State Hospital have achieved Magnet Status – the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. Out of nearly 6,000 health care organizations in the United States, less than 10 percent have achieved Magnet designation.
Achieving Magnet Status is a process that culminates in a rigorous review to demonstrate the hospital's commitment to sustaining nursing excellence and improving professional practice.
The status represents a solid commitment to continuing education and nursing specialty certification, a cultural transformation of the work environment involving a shared governance model and laser focus on patient safety.
Magnet recognition, which hospitals must reapply for every four years, has become the gold standard for nursing excellence.
The recognition is based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvement in patient care and quality. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.
In April 2021, University of Kentucky HealthCare once again achieved Magnet Status after successfully applying for re-designation. Read the public notice from the American Nurses Credentialing Center »