OHSU is proud to be designated a Magnet® hospital, first awarded 2012-2016 and redesignated 2017 – 2021. Just 6 percent of U.S. health care organizations hold this designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet® is the highest recognition for nursing excellence a hospital can receive.
Our Magnet® designation also celebrates OHSU as an organization that attracts highly qualified nurses, physicians and specialists, fosters collaboration across disciplines and improves patient care through high standards.
Four OHSU nursing units have earned the Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. There are 3 levels of award - gold, silver, and bronze. NICU and MICU ICUs have received gold status. CVICU and NSICU ICUs have received silver status.
Why does the Beacon Award mean so much? It was created by nurses, for nurses, to recognize critical care units that improve every aspect of care in this challenging environment. The Beacon recognizes these units’ professionalism and outstanding care as well as OHSU’s commitment to a work environment that promotes nurse development.
Every year during National Nurses Week - May 6-12, OHSU recognizes some of its outstanding nurses. Nurse of the Year awards are given in 14 categories:
- Advancing and Leading
- Advancing the Profession
- Clinical Care
- Clinical Nurse Leader
- Community Service
- Distinguished Nurse
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Kindness, Good Spirit
- Patient Advocate
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. OHSU is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing nurses with this special honor every quarter. (or recognizing more than 20 nurses and teams per year). Nominations can be submitted on the DAISY site.
Nurses at OHSU can also receive internal recognition by being nominated for a ROSE Award. The ROSE Awards stands for Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence and is awarded to exceptional role models of OHSU Core Values.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma recognized OHSU’s Level 1 trauma center as having the resources to deliver optimal trauma care as well as safe, high-quality, outcome-based patient care. OHSU's Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is now an ACS Level 1 verified Pediatric Trauma Center.
OHSU has been honored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association since 2010 with Gold Plus award status for high adherence to the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators. In addition, OHSU has been honored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association since 2015 with Gold Plus award status for high adherence to the Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Performance Achievement Indicators. These award recognize OHSU’s efforts to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
OHSU has achieved designation as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence. To achieve this 2-year recognition, OHSU completed a rigorous assessment that measured our practice against five key areas of patient care. The Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence program helps healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients on antithrombotic medications. The program also gives us ongoing access to a rich library of resources providing guidelines and tools to keep up with the changing field of anticoagulation.