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Children’s Health Receives Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence and the Alzheimer’s Association’s $100M Investment

Plus, St. Paul Medical Clinic welcomes new patients and UT Southwestern women's group earns national recognition.
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Children’s Health, one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the country, has earned its fourth consecutive Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence. This distinction highlights the system’s national reputation, considering only 10 percent of U.S. hospitals are Magnet-designated and only 3 percent of U.S. hospitals have maintained Magnet designation through four consecutive appraisal cycles. To receive the designation, Children’s Health provided extensive documentation in the achievement of empirical outcomes.

St. Paul Medical Clinic, a new nonprofit medical clinic for low-cost, onsite doctor visits for uninsured and underinsured patients, has officially opened its doors. This clinic is located inside Lancaster’s St. Vincent Center, which currently serves thousands of members of the southern Dallas County community annually. It provides necessary resources including utility assistance, hygiene supplies, nutritious meals, and has distributed more than one million pounds of food. The clinical is open the first and third Wednesday of the month.

The Alzheimer’s Association invested $100M into research initiatives in 2023, the organization’s largest single year in its history. The Association’s global, cumulative impact on research now includes more than $360M invested in over 1,000 active research projects in 53 countries, spanning six continents. In Texas alone, $1.6M has been awarded to advance research efforts, bringing the total of active grants awarded in Texas to over $12M.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been recognized for decades of commitment to developing female leaders in medicine and science and its transcending impact on the advancement women’s careers. UT Southwestern’s Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) and the Office of Women’s Careers (OWC) have received the 2023 Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for an Established Program in an Organization. WISMAC advocates for the advancement of women in science and medicine in an inclusive environment that promotes their success at UT Southwestern. The OWC is led by Helen Yin and focuses on recruitment, development, and retention of exceptional faculty and trainees from a multitude of backgrounds at UT Southwestern.


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