Additionally, the organization achieved its third-consecutive Magnet designation this year. The Magnet designation is the nursing profession’s most prestigious recognition for nursing excellence, quality patient outcomes and innovations in professional nursing practice. We earned our first Magnet designation in 2011, followed by a redesignation in 2016. The Magnet Recognition Program uses a rigorous process to designate the best health care organizations throughout the world. Only 9% of hospitals in the U.S. are designated as Magnet organizations, and WE are one of them, thanks to the exceptional work of our nursing teams and those who support the great work they do every day.
And lastly, we’re part of the academic health center of the University of Florida, which is now ranked as the No. 5 public university in the nation, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
These recognitions are only a glimpse at what you have accomplished in 2021. It was under Dr. Haley’s leadership that all of these awards were achieved, and with your help, we will continue to carry his vision forward to see great success in 2022.
I’m honored to be your CEO. Thank you for your dedication to our enterprise.
Russell E. Armistead, MBA
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville