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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Designated National Magnet Hospital

UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital    

"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 for UCLA Health System.


Nursing Highlights

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA 
The Department of Nursing at Ronald Reagan Medical Center and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA improved the patient experience by focusing on improving responsiveness to the call bells in the med/surg and pediatric units. This performance improvement project was also highlighted in the recent MagnetTM Hospital Re-designation document.  Read More »


Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
UCLA Eating Disorders Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital provides outstanding treatment services tailored to meet individual's needs for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. The multidisciplinary treatment team provides specialized treatment across the continuum of care.  Read More »


Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital 6 Tower is participating in Cohort 1 of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Center for Care Innovation and Transformation (CCIT) as a pilot site to drive innovation and culture change in alignment with health care reform.  Read More »

Recognizing Nursing Excellence

Administrative Nurses
Yvonne Abad Zegarra, RN &
Kerry Gold, BSN, RN
2013-2014 Frontline Impact Award
The Advisory Board Company
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UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation