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Nursing Honors

Nurses at Valley Children’s are integral and valued members of our care teams. Their contributions have helped earn national accolades that put Valley Children’s at the forefront of quality pediatric healthcare.

Magnet Designation

Magnet Recognition Logo from the American Nurses Credentialing Center"Magnet® cultural readiness is the right thing to do. It is embedded in our people and is part of our values—everything we do is for the ultimate benefit of the patient."

- Ann Bindra, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, Valley Children's Magnet® Program Manager


The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Magnet® Recognition first notified Valley Children’s in 2004 that we had achieved Magnet® designation, making us the first pediatric hospital in California, fourth in the state, and sole pediatric facility west of the Rockies to achieve this prestigious designation. Valley Children’s has since received three additional consecutive designations, remaining in an elite group of only 131 healthcare organizations in the nation to have received this recognition four or more times.


Nursing Excellence Awards

To recognize the amazing contributions and accomplishments of our nurses, Valley Children’s celebrates our annual Nurse of the Year Awards. These awards celebrate the individuals and teams who earn the organization’s internal Nurse of the Year Awards in several categories:

  • Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • Excellence in New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements
  • Excellence in Transformational Leadership
  • Excellence in Education
  • Team Excellence
  • Friend of Nursing

Winners are honored with their photos being displayed on the Valley Children’s Nursing Excellence Wall in the garden level of the hospital, individual video highlights and an article in the Nursing Excellence Annual ReportNursing Excellence provides a rich view into how Valley Children’s nurses sustain and nurture our culture of quality and compassionate care. The annual report also provides information on nursing contributions to clinical research, outcomes, advancements in care, participation in community and professional service organizations, and more. Click here to view our most recent Nursing Excellence annual report and explore past editions.

Meet this Year's Nurse of the Year Award Winners

We celebrate and recognize our exceptional nurses for their accomplishments, and for the care, healing and compassion they bring every day.

Click here to learn more about our most recent Nurse of the Year Award Winners.