UCI Health has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety organization.
The honor goes to just one other hospital in California and 47 others around the country.
This honor means, in part, that nursing students at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing have an opportunity to train at a world-class institution and learn from some of the best nurses in the country.
Quality and safety at top teaching hospitals
A ranking in Leapfrog means a hospital has better systems in place to:
- Prevent infections
- Reduce unnecessary C-sections
- Avoid medication errors
- Deliver high-quality maternity and pediatric care
- Perform safe surgical procedures
Four-time Magnet designation
UCI Health is also a four-time Magnet-recognized hospital, one of the first hospitals to achieve a fourth recognition since the program began in 1993.
Magnet designation recognizes nursing excellence and provides patients with the ultimate benchmark to measure expectations of care.
Hospitals must maintain rigorous standards and go through re-designation every four years to keep their status.