Nation’s highest recognition for nursing excellence

UC Davis Medical Center has long been identified as a U.S. center of nursing excellence devoted to optimal, collaborative and evidence-based care. We are privileged to have been granted Magnet® recognition status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only about 8 percent of hospitals in the nation carry Magnet® designation, and UC Davis Medical Center is currently the only medical center in Sacramento to have earned the recognition.

2019 Beacon Award for Excellence

UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) received the Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The significant milestone showcases units that have met AACN’s rigorous certification process, designed to ensure a commitment to nursing excellence, building strong relationships between patients, and improving outcomes and overall patient care satisfaction.

Nurses join CANDLE Collaborative

To improve discharge care delivery for families and caregivers of children with special health needs, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is one of eight California children’s hospitals participating in Phase II of California-based Nurse-led Discharge Learning (CANDLE) Collaborative. Phase II, guided by a national advisory committee, aims to improve discharge planning and implement tools and measures to promote similar quality improvement activities. Pediatrics nurse manager Angie Marin is leading our hospital’s efforts in the care delivery collaborative.

Support U promotes healing, compassion

In 2019 nurse educator Michelle Linenberger successfully launched the Support U Peer Responder Program, a safe and confidential peer-to-peer support program that helps caregivers experiencing trauma or stress from an adverse care experience. Support U has positively been a part of our relationship-based culture, and has created safe environments for staff, increased employee wellness, and enhanced patient care.