Living Magnet

UW Health has been a Magnet-designated organization since 2009. Magnet is the most prestigious title a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. UW Health is one of seven Magnet organizations in Wisconsin, and one of 612 in the world.

In simple terms, Magnet designation is a big deal, especially for patients and families.

If you or a loved one needs hospital care, you should seek out a Magnet hospital to ensure that you’ll be receiving the best and highest quality care possible. If you’re a nurse or other health professional, you should want to practice at a Magnet hospital.

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About our Magnet journey

UW Health RNs shine on international stage

How UW Health lives the Magnet components

UW Health Wisconsin Magnet-designated facilities

  • American Family Children’s Hospital
  • East Madison Hospital
  • University Hospital
  • 189 ambulatory sites

UW Health Northern Illinois Magnet-designated facilities

  • All Northern Illinois facilities are Magnet-designated