Hooray for nurses
UF Health Shands Hospital has for the third time earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s “Magnet” status — the nursing profession’s most prestigious national distinction for excellence. UF Health Shands Hospital is one of only 19 hospitals in Florida to have been awarded this designation, and one of only 393 hospitals in the world. The list of hospitals that have received the designation three times is a much smaller group — only 71 hospitals have done so. The ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, developed the Magnet Recognition Program in 1992 to recognize hospitals that provide the best in nursing care and a supportive professional nursing environment.