August 18, 2006
There may be a lot of nurses at the University of Virginia Hospital, but they represent only about 3% of the nation with a unique honor.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center designated nurses at the hospital with magnet status. The groups says UVA demonstrated achievements in patient care, nurse satisfaction, quality improvement, and research.
The hospital submitted almost 2,000 pages of documents and completed a four day inspection.
"This is spectacular. It absolutely acknowledges the amazing people who are the nurse of the UVA Health System," said Kathleen Rea of the University of Virginia Hospital.
This if the first time the University of Virginia Hospital has received magnet status. Six other hospitals in Virginia got the same honor this year.