Nursing professional development and mentoring are a priority at UofL Health. Each nurse is provided an individualized orientation plan, with a unit-based preceptor-led orientation and specialty courses to ensure knowledge and tools are necessary to excel in their role. For new graduates, transition to practice and residency activities are the standard across the system to support each individual throughout their first year of practice.
On the journey towards National Magnet Recognition
UofL Hospital is on the journey to achieve Magnet® Recognition. The national Magnet® Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to identify and recognize excellence in nursing. Magnet® recognition is considered the “gold standard” in nursing and the highest honor a hospital can receive for its nursing services. Magnet® designation fosters a sense of pride among the nursing staff and creates a synergistic, positive work environment. Core values such as empowerment, mentoring, nurturing, respect, integrity and teamwork are exemplified in Magnet® hospitals.
American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verified Level 1 Trauma Center
The Trauma Center at UofL Hospital has a long-standing history of being the local, regional and national leader for trauma and burn care in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Last year alone, our trauma center provided care for over 3,000 patients who needed the highly-specialized services of our multi-disciplinary Trauma Program. We are the region’s only American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verified Level I Trauma Center for adults and we are one of only two Level I adult trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. An ACS-Verified Level I Trauma Center means that the institution has achieved the highest level of verification to deliver care to the most severely injured patients who need it most. It means that we are equipped to handle any and all significant injuries in our state-of-the-art facility. We are staffed with an experienced and dedicated team of professionals who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
First Comprehensive Stroke Center in the State of Kentucky
UofL Health – Stroke is comprised of the UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center, Primary Stroke Centers at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and the Emergency Departments at UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital, Medical Center East, Medical Center South and Medical Center Southwest. UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center was the first of its kind in Kentucky.
We are incredibly proud of the nurses at UofL Health. They are committed to excellence—a vital quality when providing patient-centered care and seeing through our work as an academic, teaching and research hospital. Nursing Annual Reports showcase the remarkable endeavors happening among our nurses. We hope you’ll appreciate the work they are doing within our organization, but also the community.