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Magee Womens Hospital Magnet Nursing Awardees.

Nursing at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

A Message From Our Chief Nursing Officer

Dawndra Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services

At UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, we are a nationally renowned hospital and a leader in clinical care, recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Welcoming approximately 10,000 babies into the world each year in our hospital, we combine a strong focus on gynecologic and obstetric services with a comprehensive array of services for men and women, including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bariatrics, and our Bone and Joint Center.

UPMC Magee isn’t just a great place to receive care: It’s a fantastic place to start or grow your nursing career. We support a solid nursing practice through evidence-based practices and a model of care centered on knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, and maintaining belief.

Our Nursing Education staff leads new nurses through a yearlong Nursing Residency Program. The Nursing Residency program supports new and experienced nurses in developing competence and confidence in nursing practices, with the goal of advancing through the My Nursing Career development program. My Nursing Career rewards and recognizes nurses for their valuable committee contributions and professional growth.

We consider our professional staff nurses to be leaders. Our Shared Leadership Structure supports growth, nurse engagement, and collaboration, focusing on our Professional Practice Model. Working at UPMC Magee has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career decisions I have made. Join us for the chance to work with a team that’s dedicated to treating every individual with dignity, empowering nurses through education, eliminating disparities in health outcomes, and bringing comprehensive care to our entire community.

Professional Practice Model

The Professional Practice Model at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital represents the core beliefs we embrace each day as we care for our patients.

Professional Practice Model

Magnet® Designation

Magee first achieved Magnet® designation in October 2019. And now, our journey continues as we show our commitment to being a Magnet hospital.

The tenants of Magnet remain the same:

  • Excellence in patient care.
  • Patient satisfaction.
  • Staff engagement.

To our nurses: Your role in our journey to re-designation is to keep providing sterling, compassionate care to our patients.

Get involved. Your voice matters! Join a unit or shared decision-making council. Or help plan Magnet events.

To learn more about the Magnet program or get involved, contact Kim Brooks, Magnet Program Director, at 412-641-8105 or

Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program® Site Visit

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  • UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2019 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In June 2024, UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital is applying for re-designation.
  • Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail and direct mail.
  • Your comments must be received by the Magnet Program Office by May 31, 2024.

NOTE: All comments are CONFIDENTIAL and are not shared with the health care organization. Comments may be anonymous, but they must be sent in writing to the Magnet Program Office.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (Ancc)
Magnet Recognition Program Office
8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492


U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Once again, U.S. News & World Report recognized Magee as a High Performing Hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for Maternity Care from U.S. News.

To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.

Additionally, seven other hospitals in the UPMC Magee-Womens network were recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care. This makes UPMC Magee-Womens the state’s largest network of top-rated maternity care.

Honors and Awards

Nursing Scholarships

At Magee we value career development. Whether you're seeking your first nursing degree, your bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree, we want to support you.

Recent scholarship winners

  • Julia Bowman, Resource.
  • Sachi Imai, WHSL.
  • Stephanie Kemmerling, WCBC.
  • Amanda McCoy, NICU.
  • Megan Hughes, Mother-Baby.
  • Amy Xiong, Pre-Post.

Want to Be a Nurse at Magee? Apply Today!

Staff members are the heart and soul of Magee. Our nurses set the standard for nursing practice with expert level care.

If you want to pursue or continue your nursing career, come join our nursing team. Make Magee the place where you change lives.

Find current open positions.