Both University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado have garnered national recognition for their nursing programs, cited for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Learn more about the nursing recognition at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Colorado.
Only 402 out of the nation's 5,700 healthcare organizations (about 7% of U.S. hospitals) have achieved this recognition. Magnet designation requires the best quality and safety scores, high patient and nurse satisfaction, additional nursing education and research, and the very best patient care.
Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care, and research shows Magnet hospitals provide better patient care and are more effective at attracting and keeping the best, most educated nurses. Studies have also found that Magnet organizations have lower odds of mortality and lower rates of hospital-acquired infections and patient falls.