UI Hospitals and Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to be named a Magnet Hospital (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated twice (2008 and 2013). Magnet recognition is the highest award given for excellence in nursing practice.
Magnet designation is given to a hospital only after a rigorous review application and onsite evaluation process of all aspects of the nursing department. UI Hospitals and Clinics is one among a select group of top hospitals in the world to receive this honor. At a Magnet hospital, nurses are committed to maintaining the highest standards of care in an environment that values quality, safety, satisfaction, and education.