June 2, 2017

Should I Work For A Magnet Hospital?

Should I Work For A Magnet Hospital?

By Pete Gerardo

Since the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) unveiled its Magnet Recognition Program in 1993, the designation “Magnet Hospital” has become a coveted honor that attracts nurses and patients to the few healthcare organizations that earn this “gold standard” credential.

But for nurses who work at these hospitals – or wish to work there – is the designation really meaningful? 

Or is the designation more of a status symbol than a marker of higher job satisfaction, better working environments, and superior patient outcomes?

Although Magnet Hospital definitions vary, in general, an ANCC Magnet Hospital must demonstrate the following:

  • A higher percentage of satisfied registered nurses
  • Lower RN turnover and vacancies
  • Greater nurse autonomy
  • improved patient satisfaction

In practice, say some critics, Magnet Hospitals don’t necessarily offer better working conditions for nurses, and some accreditation criteria are difficult to actually document. 

So where does the truth lie?

Should you put Magnet Hospitals at the top of your list of potential employers? And what does it take to land at one?

How Do Hospitals Get Magnet Status?

Magnet accreditation is a resource-intensive process that takes an average of 4.25 years to complete at an average cost of $2,125,000.1 

Because of the serious investment needed to demonstrate nursing excellence and high-quality patient care, only 8.8 percent of U.S. hospitals (425 total) had this performance-driven credential in 2015.2 

Though the list of criteria for receiving Magnet status is lengthy, here are a few key requirements:

Data Collection. The hospital must collect relevant data related to nursing, which must then be compared with that of other hospitals for benchmarking purposes. This data must also be used to identify problems areas and the means for improvement.

Feedback Process. The institution must develop a way for nurses to confidentially express concerns about the hospital’s practices in a way that encourages them to do so. 

BSN Degrees. Nurse leaders, with a rank between manager and chief nursing officer (CNO), must have at least a bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

Management. Nurse Managers must be registered nurses. They have around-the-clock accountability for the RNs at the hospital, handle performance reviews, recruiting, and other managerial duties related to the nursing department. 

Chief Nursing Officers. The CNO must be a participant in the hospital’s governing body, as well as the body responsible for strategic planning. The CNO must have at least a master’s degree. If the degree is not in nursing, the officer must have either a bachelor’s degree or a doctorate in nursing.

Nurse Empowerment. All nurses should have a say in patient care and be involved in data collection, a collaborative approach that empowers nurses.

What Magnet Means for Nurses, Patients, and Hospitals

Over the past two decades, a number of studies have shown that most Magnet Hospitals do live up to the prestigious reputation associated with the designation.

A Gallup survey found that Magnet Hospital nurses were more engaged with their work, which correlates with better outcomes. 3

In addition, the study estimated that the average Magnet facility experiences 7.1% fewer safety-related incidents. These organizations also have significantly fewer RN workplace injuries and lower rates of blood and body fluid exposure. 

The Gallup survey found that nurses in Magnet Hospitals have higher job satisfaction rates, including more desire to remain in their positions. (The study estimated that Magnet Hospitals have 1.7% less turnover than the industry average.)

Other studies discovered that nurse safety is significantly better at Magnet facilities, including fewer cases of musculoskeletal injuries and needle-stick incidents, and that patients with hip fractures were less likely to develop pressure ulcers or to fall.

And the benefits of Magnet status extend beyond patients and nurses to the hospitals themselves. 

A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative found that the revenue increases achieved by obtaining Magnet status more than offset the costs of achieving it. “Net patient revenue increased on average by 3.89 percent compared to non-Magnet Hospitals, while costs increased only by 2.46 percent.” 4

Such revenue increases are due, in part, to the publicity that comes with the credential. 

Magnet Hospitals are often ranked among the nation’s best – e.g., in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of “America’s Best Hospitals” and Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” 

“Having Magnet status heightened our visibility in the community and state for being a leader for health care,” said Cabiria Lizarraga, RN, manager of telemetry at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. “When people see we are a Magnet facility, they know the employer is committed to nursing excellence.”5

The Major Criticisms

But Magnet Hospitals are not without their critics. 

A study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing found that Magnet status had little to do with nurse working conditions, including work schedules, hours and job demands.6

“My hospital spent tons of money getting magnet status, and then just a couple of months after we got it … they said, ‘We’re sorry, but we are millions of dollars in the hole right now, so you will have to work at 103% productivity and a person short now and then,’” one nurse complained in a forum at

The University of Maryland study also noted that, while nurses working in Magnet and non-Magnet Hospitals didn’t differ in most demographic characteristics, Magnet Hospitals employed far fewer nurses of color – just 9% compared with 16% in non-Magnet Hospitals.

And some critics say there’s no evidence that nurses at Magnet Hospitals are more empowered than their non-Magnet counterparts. 

Getting a Job at a Magnet Hospital

Before submitting applications to Magnet Hospitals, you should know that they tend to be very selective in their hiring. Put bluntly: most give preference to RNs with BSN degrees. 

So the first and most obvious step to getting your foot in the door is earning a BSN. 

You should also show that you’re serious about professional development. Magnet hospitals are looking to advance the nursing profession, so they want nurses who strive for excellence in their field.

If you have any special awards or have taken leadership roles (like sitting on committees or suggesting new procedures), make sure that’s clear on your resume or in your interview.

It’s also smart to develop contacts at Magnet Hospitals by networking with HR personnel in the hospitals you’ve targeted, as well as the current nurses and managers. 

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Magnet Hospitals - As of June 2017

Hospital Address City State Zip
Memorial Regional Health Services 4500 Memorial Drive Belleville IL 62226
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s 200 Jefferson Avenue SE Grand Rapids MI 49503
Mercy Health System 1000 Mineral Point Ave Janesville WI 53547-5003
Mercy Health System - Mercy Harvard Hospital 901 Grant St. Harvard IL 60033
Mercy Health System - Mercy Health System Ambulatory Care Centers and Clinics 1000 Mineral Point Ave Janesville WI 53547-5003
Mercy Health System - Mercy Walworth Hospital N2950 State Rd. 67 Lake Geneva WI 53147
Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital 3000 Mack Rd Fairfield OH 45014
Mercy Medical Center 301 St. Paul Place Baltimore MD 21202-2102
Mercy Medical Center - Clinton 1410 N 4th Street Clinton IA 52732
Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, and Dyersville Campuses 250 Mercy Drive Dubuque IA 52001
MercyHealth-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital 8401 Market Street Boardman OH 44512
MercyHealth-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital 1044 Belmont Ave Youngstown OH 44501
MercyHealth-St. Joseph Warren Hospital 667 Eastland Ave Warren OH 44484
Meridian Health-Jersey Shore Medical Center 1945 Route 33 Neptune NJ 7753
Meridian Health-Ocean Medical Center, (formerly Medical Center of Ocean County) 425 Jack Martin Blvd Brick NJ 8724
Meridian Health-Riverview Medical Center 1 Riverview Plaza Red Bank NJ 7701
Miami Valley Hospital 1 Wyoming Street Dayton OH 45409
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe Blvd Houston TX 77030
Mid Coast Hospital 123 Medical Center Drive Brunswick ME 4011
Middlesex Hospital 28 Crescent St Middletown CT 6457
Mission Hospital 27700 Medical Center Road Mission Viejo CA 92691
Missouri Baptist Medical Center 3015 N. Ballas Rd St. Louis MO 63131
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa FL 33612
Morristown Medical Center 100 Madison Avenue Morristown NJ 7962
Munson Medical Center 1105 Sixth Street Traverse City MI 49686
MUSC Health 160 Ashley Avenue Charleston SC 29425
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 700 Children’s Drive Columbus OH 43205-2664
Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center 4242 Dewey Avenue Omaha NE 68105
Nebraska Methodist Hospital 8303 Dodge Street Omaha NE 68114
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington DE 19803
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai 310 East 14th St. New York NY 10003-4297
Newport Hospital 11 Friendship Street Newport RI 2840
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital 1980 Crompond Rd Cortlandt Manor NY 10567
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital at Miami Children’s Health System 3100 SW 62 Avenue Miami FL 33155
North Carolina Baptist Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center Drive Winston-Salem NC 27157
NorthBay Healthcare Group 1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd Fairfield CA 94533
Northern Westchester Hospital 400 East Main Street Mount Kisco NY 10549
NorthShore University HealthSystem - Evanston Hospital 2650 Ridge Avenue Evanston IL 60201
NorthShore University HealthSystem - Glenbrook Hospital 2100 Pfingsten Road Glenview IL 60025
NorthShore University HealthSystem - Highland Park Hospital 777 Park Avenue W Highland Park IL 60035
NorthShore University HealthSystem - Skokie Hospital 9600 Gross Point Road Evanston IL 60076
Northwest Community Healthcare 800 West Central Rd Arlington Heights IL 60005
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital 660 N. Westmoreland Road Lake Forest IL 60045
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital 25 N. Winfield Road Winfield IL 60190
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital 300 Randall Road Geneva IL 60134
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 251 E. Huron St, 2-713 Chicago IL 60611
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center 3333 Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem NC 27103
Novant Health Presbyterian Healthcare - Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital 1901 Randolph Road Charlotte NC 28207
Novant Health Presbyterian Healthcare - Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center 10030 Gilead Road Huntersville NC 28078
Novant Health Presbyterian Healthcare - Novant Health Matthews Medical Center 1500 Matthews Township Parkway Matthews NC 28105
Novant Health Presbyterian Healthcare - Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center 200 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte NC 28204
Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center 8700 Sudley Road Manassas VA 20110
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 301 East 17th Street New York NY 10003
NYU Hospitals Center (Tisch/Rusk) 550 First Avenue New York NY 10016
Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans LA 70121
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital 3535 Olentangy River Road Columbus OH 43214
Orange Coast Memorial 9920 Talbert Avenue Fountain Valley CA 92708
Orange Regional Medical Center 707 East Main Street Middletown NY 10940
Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland OR 97239-3098
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center 5666 East State Street Rockford IL 61108
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center 530 N.E. Glen Oak Ave Peoria IL 61637
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center 2200 E Washington St. Bloomington IL 61701
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc. 169 Riverside Dr. Binghamton NY 13905
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 5000 Hennessy Blvd Baton Rouge LA 70808
Passavant Area Hospital 1600 West Walnut Street Jacksonville IL 62650
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 51 N. 39th St Philadelphia PA 19104
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce St. Philadelphia PA 19107
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services 2222 N Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs CO 80907
Pinnacle Health System-Community General Hospital 4300 Londonderry Road Harrisburg PA 17109
Pinnacle Health System-Harrisburg Hospital 111 South Front Street Harrisburg PA 17101
Porter Adventist Hospital 2525 South Downing Street Denver CO 80210
Poudre Valley Hospital 1024 South Lemay Avenue Fort Collins CO 80524
Presence Saint Francis Hospital 355 Ridge Avenue Evanston IL 60202
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center 333 North Madison Street Joliet IL 60435
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center 15031 Rinaldi Street Mission Hills CA 91346
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance 4101 Torrance Blvd Torrance CA 90503
Providence Portland Medical Center 4805 NE Glisan Street Portland OR 97213
Providence St. Patrick Hospital 500 W Broadway Missoula MT 59802
Providence St. Peter Hospital 413 Lilly Road NE Olympia WA 98506
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 9205 SW Barnes Road Portland OR 97225
Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego 3020 Children’s Way San Diego CA 92123
Rapid City Regional Hospital 353 Fairmont Blvd Rapid City SD 57701
Raritan Bay Medical Center 530 New Brunswick Ave Perth Amboy NJ 08861
Reading Hospital Sixth Avenue and Spruce St. West Reading PA 19611
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 E. Superior St. Chicago IL 60611
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health 705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis IN 46202
Riverside Medical Center 350 N. Wall Street Kankakee IL 60901
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital One Robert Wood Johnson Place New Brunswick NJ 08903
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset 110 Rehill Avenue Somerville NJ 08876
Rochester General Hospital 1425 Portland Avenue Rochester NY 14621
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Formerly UCLA Medical Center Westwood) 757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles CA 90095
Rose Medical Center 4567 E. Ninth Ave Denver CO 80220
Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple Oak Park IL 60304
Rush University Medical Center 600 S Paulina Chicago IL 60612
Rutland Regional Medical Center 160 Allen Street Rutland VT 05701
Saint Joseph’s/Candler Hospital 5353 Reynolds Street Savannah GA 31405
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City 4401 Wornall Road Kansas City MO 64111
Saint Peter’s University Hospital 254 Easton Avenue New Brunswick NJ 8901
Salem Hospital 890 Oak St. SE Salem OR 97301
Sanford Bismarck 300 N. 7th Street Bismarck ND 58501
Sanford USD Medical Center 1305 W. 18th St. Sioux Falls SD 57117
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital 1250 16th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System 1700 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34239
Saratoga Hospital 211 Church Street Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Schneck Medical Center 411 West Tipton Street Seymour IN 47274
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 9888 Genesee Avenue La Jolla CA 92037
Seattle Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Hosp. & Regional Medical Center) 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Sentara Leigh Hospital 830 Kempsville Rd Norfolk VA 23502
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 500 Martha Jefferson Drive Charlottesville VA 22911
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 600 Gresham Drive Norfolk VA 23507
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital 2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive Virginia Beach VA 23456
Sentara RMH Medical Center 2010 Health Campus Drive Harrisonburg VA 22801
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 100 Sentara Circle Williamsburg VA 23188
Seton Medical Center Austin 1201 West 38th Street Austin TX 78705
Sharp Grossmont Hospital 5555 Grossmont Center Drive La Mesa CA 91942
Sharp Memorial Hospital 7901 Frost Street San Diego CA 92123
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati 3229 Burnet Ave Cincinnati OH 45229
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 2401 West Belvedere Ave Baltimore MD 21215
South Miami Hospital 6200 SW 73rd Street South Miami FL 33143
South Nassau Communities Hospital One Healthy Way Oceanside NY 11572
South Shore Hospital (excludes South Shore Medical Center) 55 Fogg Road South Weymouth MA 02190
Southeastern Health 300 West 27th St. Lumberton NC 28359
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center 8 Prospect St. Nashua NH 03060
Southern Ohio Medical Center 1805 27th Street Portsmouth OH 45662
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 100 Hospital Drive Bennington VT 05201
Sparrow Hospital 1215 E Michigan Avenue Lansing MI 48909
Spectrum Health Grand Rapids: Butterworth Hospital Campus (Helen DeVos Children’s, Blodgett, and Butterworth Hospitals) 100 Michigan St NE Grand Rapids MI 49503
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison 700 S. Park Street Madison WI 53715
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Front St. @ Erie Ave Philadelphia PA 19134
St. Cloud Hospital 1406 6th Ave N St. Cloud MN 56303
St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, Covington, and Grant 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood KY 41017
St. Francis Hospital-The Heart Center 100 Port Washington Blvd. Roslyn NY 11576
St. John Medical Center 1923 South Utica Avenue Tulsa OK 74104
St. Joseph Hospital 1100 West Stewart Drive Orange CA 92863
St. Joseph Hospital 172 Kinsley Street Nashua NH 03060
St. Joseph Medical Center Kansas City MO 6Dr.
St. Joseph’s Health 301 Prospect Ave Syracuse NY 13203
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center 703 Main Street Paterson NJ 07424
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis TN 38105
St. Jude Medical Center 101 E. Valencia Mesa Rd. Fullerton CA 92835
St. Louis Children’s Hospital One Children’s Place St. Louis MO 63110
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center (Treasure Valley) 190 E. Bannock Boise ID 83712
St. Mary’s Medical Center 3700 Washington Ave Evansville IN 47750
St. Peter’s Hospital 315 South Manning Blvd Albany NY 12208
St. Vincent’s Medical Center 2800 Main Street Bridgeport CT 06606
Stamford Hospital 30 Shelburne Road Stamford CT 06904
Stanford Health Care 300 Pasteur Drive Palo Alto CA 94304
Stormont Vail Health 1500 S.W. 10th Street Topeka KS 66604
Summa Health System-Akron and St. Thomas Campuses (does not include home health/hospice division) 525 East Market St Akron OH 44309
Swedish Covenant Hospital 5145 N. California Ave Chicago IL 60625
SwedishAmerican Health System 1401 E State St Rockford IL 61104
Tampa General Hospital 1 Tampa General Circle Tampa FL 33606
Texas Children’s Hospital 6621 Fannin Houston TX 77030
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital 800 W. Randol Mill Road Arlington TX 76012
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth TX 76104
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth 6100 Harris Parkway Fort Worth TX 76132
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas TX 75244
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano 6200 West Parker Road Plano TX 75093
The Chester County Hospital 701 E. Marshall Street West Chester PA 19380
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 3400 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia PA 19104
The Children’s Mercy Hospital 2401 Gillham Road Kansas City MO 64108
The Christ Hospital 2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati OH 45219
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano 1100 Allied Drive Plano TX 75093
The Johns Hopkins Hospital 600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore MD 21287
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza 1501 South Potomac Street Aurora CO 80012
The Medical Center, Navicent Health 777 Hemlock Street Macon GA 31201
The MetroHealth System 2500 MetroHealth Dr. Cleveland OH 44109
The Miriam Hospital 164 Summit Avenue Providence RI 02906
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan (includes Queens Campus) One Gustave L. Levy Place New York NY 10029
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute 300 West 10th Ave. Columbus OH 43210
The Queen’s Medical Center 1301 Punchbowl Street Honolulu HI 96813
The University of Kansas Hospital 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City KS 66226
The University of Tennessee Medical Center 1924 Alcoa Highway Knoxville TN 37920
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd Houston TX 77030
The Valley Hospital 223 North Van Dien Avenue Ridgewood NJ 07450
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Center City Campus 111 South 11th Street, Suite 2210 Philadelphia PA 19107
Torrance Memorial Medical Center 3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance CA 90505
TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital 10500 Montgomery Road Cincinnati OH 45249
TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital 375 Dixmyth Avenue Cincinnati OH 45220
UAB Hospital (Excludes Kirklin Clinic) 619 19th Street South, QBT 508 Birmingham AL 35249
UC Davis Medical Center 2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento CA 95817
UC Irvine Health 101 City Drive Orange CA 92868
UC San Diego Health 200 West Arbor Drive San Diego CA 92103
UF Health Jacksonville 655 West 8th Street Jacksonville FL 32209
UF Health Shands Hospital 1600 SW Archer Rd Gainesville FL 32610
UNC Rex Healthcare 4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh NC 27607
UnityPoint Health-Methodist 221 NE Glen Oak AVE Peoria IL 61636
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital 1026 A Avenue NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
University Health System 4502 Medical Drive San Antonio TX 78229
University Hospital 1350 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 410 West Tenth Avenue Columbus OH 43210
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center 11100 Euclid Ave. Cleveland OH 44106
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center (was Robinson Memorial Hospital) 6847 N. Chestnut Street Ravenna OH 44266
University Medical Center Brackenridge 601 East 15th Street Austin TX 78701
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro One Plainsboro Road Princeton NJ 08536
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 500 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco CA 94143
University of Colorado Hospital 12401 E 17th Ave Aurora CO 80045
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City IA 52242
University of Kentucky HealthCare 800 Rose Street Lexington KY 40536
University of Maryland Medical Center 22 South Greene Street Baltimore MD 21201
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UMSRH), Easton (UMSMC-E), Dorchester (UMSMC-D) 219 S. Washington St Easton MD 21601
University of North Carolina Hospitals 101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill NC 27514
University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester NY 14642
University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard Galveston TX 77555
University of Virginia Health System 1215 Lee St Charlottesville VA 22908
University of Washington Medical Center 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356151 Seattle WA 98195
UPMC Hamot 201 State Street Erie PA 16550
UPMC Shadyside 5230 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15232
UPMC St. Margaret 815 Freeport Road Pittsburgh PA 15215
UT Southwestern University Hospitals 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas TX 75390
UW Health - Does not include Medical Foundation Clinics 600 Highland Avenue Madison WI 53792
VA Portland Healthcare System 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd Portland OR 97239
VA William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital 2500 Overlook Terrace Madison WI 53705
Valley Children’s Hospital 9300 Valley Children’s Place Madera CA 93636
Vanderbilt University Hospitals & Clinics – Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville TN 37232
Vanderbilt University Hospitals & Clinics – Vanderbilt Clinics 1301 Medical Center Dr. Nashville TN 37232
Vanderbilt University Hospitals & Clinics-Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital 1601 23rd Ave. S. Nashville TN 37212
Vanderbilt University Hospitals & Clinics-Vanderbilt University Hospital 1211 Medical Center Dr. Nashville TN 37232
VCU Medical Center 1250 East Marshall Street Richmond VA 23298
VHS/DMC-Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 261 Mack Blvd Detroit MI 48201
Vidant Medical Center 2100 Stantonsburg Road Greenville NC 27835
Virginia Hospital Center 1701 N George Mason Drive Arlington VA 22205
WakeMed Health and Hospitals 3000 New Bern Ave Raleigh NC 27610
Washington Hospital 2000 Mowry Ave Fremont CA 94538
Waverly Health Center 312 9th ST SW Waverly IA 50677
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital 389 Central Ave Dover NH 03820
West Kendall Baptist Hospital 9555 S.W. 162nd Avenue Miami FL 33196
West Penn Hospital 4800 Friendship Ave Pittsburgh PA 15203
West Virginia University Healthcare One Medical Center Drive Morgantown WV 26506
White Plains Hospital 41 East Post Road White Plains NY 10601
Winchester Hospital 41 Highland Ave Winchester MA 01890
Winchester Medical Center 1840 Amherst Street Winchester VA 22601
Winter Haven Hospital 200 Ave. F Northeast Winter Haven FL 33881
Winthrop-University Hospital 259 First Street Mineola NY 11501
Woman’s Hospital 100 Woman’s Way Baton Rouge LA 70817
Yale-New Haven Hospital 20 York Street New Haven CT 06510

Peter Gerardo is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and numerous trade magazines.