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.

Community classrooms served by Operation Backpack

Pediatric nurses collected and donated a total of 129 backpacks filled with school supplies during the 14th year of Operation Backpack. The program aims to help ensure that all children are prepared for school in order to improve their chances for success.

DAISY Foundation honors nurse

Emergency Department nurse manager Frances Noriega, R.N., M.S.N., C.C.R.N., was the award recipient of a 2022 DAISY Award for exemplifying the nursing values of extraordinary compassion, courage and integrity in every situation. During the pandemic, she empowered staff to identify and implement solutions; provided ongoing frontline communication; arranged recognition events; supported our goal to obtain Emergency Department Geriatric certification; and helped earn the national Lantern Designation by the Emergency Nursing Association.