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UC San Diego Health Nursing: The Power of Nursing Excellence

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Congratulations to our nurses who were selected for the Winter 2023 DAISY Award. It's a national honor for nurses who demonstrate excellence through exceptional clinical care, kindness and compassion. The DAISY Foundation was created to say "thank you" to the hard working honorees who have significantly made a difference in the life of a patient.
🌼 Amanda Mumaugh
🌼 Carly Kruedelbach
🌼 Maura Caffrey
🌼 Theresa Golbeck
Most nominations are based on patient stories submitted by patients, family members, nursing staff and nursing leadership. Nominate a nurse that made a difference in your life! Email your story to

Nursing Journal Spring 2022

When you read this journal, I hope you see yourself and some of the roles you played in fighting this pandemic. Take some time to reflect and remember the good and the painful, the stressful  moments and the quiet moments. What has been your source of pride during these past two years? I hope some of the moments that made you proud will be similar to my own – that no matter that challenges we face, UCSDH nurses support each other and work together to provide excellent care for our patients. Thank you to every member of the UCSDH team for your courage, perseverance, and kindness.

With Gratitude, 

Margarita Baggett, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet® accredited hospital system offering a nationally acclaimed team of healthcare provider physicians and nurses who deeply care for our patients and their loved ones. We're an academic hospital with the most current research and distinguished faculty. The  nursing team at UC San Diego Health is first in class and plays a vital role in providing exceptional patient care and cultivating an organizational culture base on our core values of Quality, Caring, Integrity, Creativity and Teamwork.

Career-driven healthcare professionals and aspiring New Grads are drawn to UC San Diego Health's commitment to our team members' continuous education, personal growth and professional development.

Be sure to check out our DREAM Nurse Externship Program to learn more about our enrichment program sponsored by UC San Diego Health in collaboration with Southwestern Community College, City College, and Grossmont Community College.

Learn more about this program and a bit about one Nurse Extern's experience:

Click here to learn more about UC San Diego Health's Magnet Journey!

​Recognize your Healthcare Hero by nominating a nurse for The Daisy Award!  Simply email us your story at: or click here to fill out a brief nomination form.  The more details, the better the story!