Interstate 65 Construction: Downtown Indianapolis

Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.

Nursing Designations

Nurses at IU Health hospitals have been recognized for their excellence in care by the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more about our designations in nursing excellence below.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)  developed the Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence Program® to recognize nursing excellence and high-quality clinical outcomes for patients. The benefits for facilities that receive these designations include:

  • Attract and retain top nurses
  • Improve patient care and satisfaction
  • Increase patient safety
  • Encourage a culture of professional collaboration
  • Enhance nursing standards and practice

Magnet Designation

IU Health is part of an elite group of hospitals with Magnet designation. Fewer than 500 hospitals nationwide have earned Magnet status. To achieve this prestigious designation, hospitals must demonstrate an exceptional practice environment for nurses and meet high standards for quality care and experience.

The following IU Health hospitals have received this prestigious recognition:

Pathway to Excellence Designation      

The Pathway to Excellence Program recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated a positive practice environment where nurses are equipped to provide the very best patient care and grow their career as professional nurses. Patients who seek care at Pathway to Excellence facilities will receive best-in-class care from some of the very best nurses in the country. 

The following IU Health hospitals have received this designation: