UC Davis wins award for nursing at the Medical Center

01/24/2014 3:47 PM

01/24/2014 3:47 PM

Higher patient satisfaction and better work environments for nurses may seem like two different topics, but they are linked, according to the Magnet Recognition Program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

If nurses are happy, everyone’s more likely to be happy and healthy. Makes sense.

UC Davis Medical Center joined the ranks of annointed clinical-care institutions in the nation with its new designation as a Magnet Recognition Program, doled out last week as a benchmark for the quality of care patients receive -- and for nursing excellence.

The university medical complex is the 25th organization in California to win the recognition. It is the only one in Sacramento to get the award. Studies indication that Magnet Recognition Program hospitals typically have lower mortality and infection rates, as well as higher patient satisfaction and better environments in which nurses work, UC Davis officials said.

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