Chancellor Malatras Congratulates Upstate University Hospital for Earning Prestigious Magnet Designation from American Nurses Credentialing Center

January 21, 2021

"I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Upstate University Hospital for earning the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and patient care. When COVID hit last spring, our nurses at Upstate University Hospital rose to an unimaginable challenge, providing consistently excellent care for COVID patients both in Central New York and at our sister institutions in the New York City area. They are the true heartbeat of healthcare, a tremendous point of pride for our university system, and proof that SUNY hospitals and healthcare programs are among the best in the world."

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