Between April 17 and April 20, 2023, UC Davis Health will receive a Magnet site visit by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This tour of our facilities represents our opportunity to show how the Magnet model components are an intrinsic and important part of our organization’s culture.

At UC Davis Health, we know all of our providers work together to Deliver the highest quality of patient care through the advancement of the professional nursing practice. Part of this is demonstrating extraordinary compassion, courage and integrity in every situation. The professional practice of nursing model we have developed over many years provides a structure and a process that enhances and sustains our culture of excellence in patient care. Studies indicate that Magnet Recognition Program hospitals typically have lower mortality and infection rates, as well as higher patient satisfaction and better work environments for nurses.

However, creating a culture of excellence does not happen overnight – and it must be constantly sustained. Our nursing professionals are empowered to make necessary changes that result in optimal patient outcomes. Empowered nurses establish respectful, caring relationships with patients, families and colleagues to promote health, healing and collaboration. These concepts are central to the professional practice of nursing so together we can create an environment of care and a relationship-based practice of care.

Nearly 10 years ago, and after years of work, UC Davis Medical Center joined the ranks of elite clinical-care institutions in the nation by receive Magnet Recognition Program® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and it is a benchmark for the quality of care patients receive. Only about 8 percent of U.S. hospitals carry Magnet designation. UC Davis one 34 Magnet designated hospital in California, and it is the only organization in Sacramento to earn this highly regarded recognition.

Now, we are looking forward to a recertification visit from the ANCC credentialing team and sharing with them the progress we’ve continued to make promoting the professional practice of nursing. If you would like to share your perspectives about our journey, you are invited to contribute through one of many ways the team is seeking input, or contact Magnet Program Director Ellen Kissinger, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.-B.C.

Staff Notice

Magnet Recognition Program® Site Visit

  • Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.
  • You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital, April 17 – 20, 2023, for a site visit.
  • Comments may be e-mailed or mailed to the Magnet Program Office prior to the site visit.  Your comments are confidential and never shared with anyone in your organization.  If you choose, your comments may be anonymous, but must be in writing.
  • There will also be time set aside to speak with the appraisers during the site visit.  Time, date, and location of meeting room will be provided by your organization.
  • Your comments must be received by April 7, 2023.
    • E-Mail:

      8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
      Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

  • Your organization has submitted written documentation for the appraisal team to review. The information is available to you for review at or in (specify location).