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Leading Voice Set to Deliver
Leah Morris, Senior Clinical Consultant for Covered California, will present the keynote address at CANP’s 37th Annual Educational Conference, taking place March 20-23 in Newport Beach. A recent graduate of both the nurse practitioner and masters’ degree leadership programs at UC Davis, Morris was a Registered Nurse working as an administrator for a managed-care insurance company when her mother’s grave illness inspired her to return to school with the goal of connecting with individual patients again.
Nursing designation raises UCD Med Center profile
The UC Davis Medical Center won back a prestigious “magnet” nursing designation last week, a national benchmark for nursing excellence and quality of patient care. The designation is particularly important to UC Davis because the hospital had it before and lost it. “What magnet looks at is how a hospital uses evidence to ensure care is as high as possible,” said Heather Young, founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. “It’s a wonderful recruitment tool for us.”