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Release: Jan. 22, 2003
UI Hospitals and Clinics nursing leader named to appraiser post
The American Nurses Credentialing Center recently appointed
Linda Q. Everett, Ph.D., associate director and chief nursing officer of
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as a magnet hospital appraiser.
The center is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The
ANA established the Magnet Hospital Program in 1990. Hospitals who earn the
Magnet Hospital designation have demonstrated excellence in nursing care
services. Appraisers review organizers who apply for Magnet status to determine
if they meet the criteria of the program.
"It is certainly a privilege to have this opportunity to help hospitals
across the nation to enhance their quality of patient care and to advance
the profession. Magnet Hospital status is a real badge of honor and demonstrates
that hospitals have achieved nursing excellence," Everett said.
Everett arrived at UI Hospitals and Clinics in January 1999 from the Detroit
Medical Center. She also serves as associate dean for clinical practice at
the UI College of Nursing. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson
recently appointed Everett to the Health Systems Research (HRS) Study Section,
which oversees federal health research efforts. Everett is also currently
serving her second term as treasurer of one of the world's largest professional
nursing organizations, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society,
an international organization with more than 240,000 inducted members.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
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