Living Magnet

Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious credential a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care.

Fewer than 10 percent of all registered hospitals in the United States receive Magnet designation or re-designation, including only 11 in Wisconsin.

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.

Read about our Magnet journey

Magnet Nurse of the Year: Susan Gold

At the national Magnet conference held in Houston, Texas, UW Health nurse Susan Gold, BSN, RN, ACRN, was named 2017 “Magnet Nurse of the Year” for Exemplary Professional Practice, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center – one of the top honors a nurse can achieve. Read more

How UW Health Lives the Magnet Components

Transformational Leadership


Structural Empowerment

Exemplary Professional Practice

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

Empirical Outcomes

UW Health Magnet-designated Facilities

  • American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Digestive Health Center
  • e-Care of Wisconsin
  • East Madison Hospital (formerly, UW Health at The American Center)
  • Generations Fertility Center
  • Home Health Services
  • University Hospital
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • UW Health/University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics:
    • UW Health East Clinic
    • UW Health Rehabilitation Clinic
    • UW Health Research Park Clinic
    • UW Health University Station Clinic
    • UW Health West Clinic
    • Wisconsin Sleep

As part of the UW Health strategic vision and plan to expand the Magnet designation throughout our organization, the following facilities will be included in the UW Health Magnet re-application for 2022: 

  • 1 S Park Clinic
  • 1102 S Park St Clinic
  • 20 S Park Clinic
  • 202 S Park/Meriter Hospital
  • 2349 Deming Way Clinic (Transformations)
  • 780 Regent Clinic (Madison Eye Associates)
  • Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Assessment Intervention Program
  • Augusta Family Medicine Clinic
  • Beaver Dam Clinic
  • Belleville Family Medicine
  • Columbus Clinic
  • Cottage Grove Clinic
  • Cross Plains Clinic
  • DeForest-Windsor Clinic
  • Eau Claire Family Medicine
  • Fitchburg Clinic
  • Fort Atkinson Clinic
  • Kidney Clinic
  • Madison Surgery Center
  • Mount Horeb Clinic
  • Northeast Family Medical Center
  • Oakwood Clinic
  • Odana Road Clinic
  • Oregon Clinic
  • Orthotics Clinic
  • Portage Clinic
  • Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Stoughton Clinic
  • Sun Prairie Clinic
  • Union Corners Clinic
  • Verona Clinic
  • West Towne Clinic
  • Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • Yahara Clinic