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Nursing Quality Initiatives

    WakeMed Magnet Designation

    Magnet Recognition

    WakeMed’s three hospitals are designated Magnet® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Organizations that achieve Magnet designation have proven their commitment to achieving the highest quality outcomes for patients.  Today, just 9 percent of U.S. hospitals are designated Magnet. For nurses, being Magnet creates an environment that inspires nurses to grow, learn and gain confidence at the bedside and beyond.  For patients, Magnet means exceptional care delivered by nurses who constantly strive to improve patient outcomes as well as the overall patient experience.   

    PETALS Award Nomination



    Every DAISY has petals extending from its core that make it a perfect flower.

    At WakeMed, our PETALS are our colleagues in departments such as Environmental Services, Rehabilitation, Case Management, Food & Nutrition and Transport, as well as secretaries, nurse aides, physicians and other employees throughout the health system. Please help WakeMed’s Division of Nursing recognize these individuals for the outstanding and

    compassionate care they deliver every day.

    DAISY Award Nomination


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    This award recognizes the super-human work that nurses do every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. Patrick Barnes’ family vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care from his nurses and wanted to say "thank you" to nurses everywhere by establishing The DAISY Award.

    The DAISY Award is given monthly to an outstanding nurse at WakeMed.