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ANCC Announces Recipients of the 2020 Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, and National Magnet Nurse of The Year® Awards

SILVER SPRING, MD—The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Awards and the ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, a global health platform and innovation company. The recipients were recognized during the 2021 ANCC National Awards Virtual Event on May 14, 2021. A recording of the broadcast is available to view here.

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses to innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk taking. Awards are presented in each of the five Magnet® Model Components: Transformational Leadership; Structural Empowerment; Exemplary Professional Practice; New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements; and Empirical Outcomes.

The ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, honors innovative nursing programs and practices in ANCC Magnet® designated organizations. Cerner supports these programs and practices by sponsoring the $75,000 purse attached to the Prize. The 2020 recipient, Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, is using the prize to further develop its winning proposal: BEE MINDFUL™ – A Program for Children with Special Needs – Creating a Safe Haven Across the Continuum of Care.

Congratulations to the recipients of the ANCC 2020 Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, and National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Awards!



2020 Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner

Cohen Children's Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

BEE MINDFUL™ - A Program for Children with Special Needs – Creating a Safe Haven Across the Continuum of Care

2020 Magnet Nurse of the Year:
Transformational Leadership

Allison Reichhold, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

2020 Magnet Nurse of the Year:
Structural Empowerment

Richard Ramos, RN, MS, CNS, PNP, CPON

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

2020 Magnet Nurse of the Year:
Exemplary Professional Practice

Roberta Kaplow, PhD, APRN-CCNS, AOCNS, CCRN

Emory University Hospital

2020 Magnet Nurse of the Year:
New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements

Jan Colwell, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, FAAN

University of Chicago Medicine

2020 Magnet Nurse Of The Year:
Empirical Outcomes

Denise Williams, MEd, BSN, RN-BC

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center



About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.comThe Cerner Blog or connect on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

About the Magnet Recognition Program®
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on the Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.

About the ANCC Magnet Prize
The ANCC Board of Directors established the Magnet Prize to encourage the pursuit of excellence. The prize recognizes organizations with unique programs where innovative action transforms nursing practice. The interventions and outcomes benefit the nursing profession as a whole and have direct impact on patients in various settings. This award serves as a means for acknowledging peak performance within credentialed Magnet organizations and is the highest honor ANCC bestows within the Magnet community. Cerner has sponsored the award since 2007.

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