Why do organizations seek Magnet Designation?

The Magnet Recognition Program® offers organizations opportunities for high nursing staff engagement and satisfaction. Through transformational leadership, innovations in patient care, healthcare reformation and positive interdisciplinary team partnerships, organizations that have achieved Magnet Recognition in nursing exemplify exceptional and quality patient care outcomes. Through the engagement and professional development of the clinical nursing staff, hospitals are able to provide a culture of evidence-based decision making at the bedside that supports patient-centered care.

Meet Our Magnet Team

Rosalyn Phan

Rosalyn Phan

Program Director

My name is Rosalyn Phan and I am the Magnet Program Director for Loma Linda University Health. I received my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), with an emphasis in nursing leadership/administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the nursing staff at Loma Linda University Health. Magnet recognition signifies that our nurses and hospital staff have created an environment conducive to patient-centered care and quality outcomes.



Karla Juhas Velasquez

Karla Juhas Velasquez

Magnet Program Specialist

My name is Karla Juhas Velasquez and I have been with the Loma Linda organization since 2011, first as a nursing student and then as a RN on Cardio-Thoracic Surgical ICU unit at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Currently I am a Magnet Program Specialist with the Magnet Team. I was supported by great leaders through the years as I committed time to Professional Governance and to the Magnet Champion position, which fostered my personal and professional growth. I am honored to now sit with the Magnet Team where now I can provide inspiration, support and leadership to other nurse with the same commitments for innovation, progression, and ultimately excellent patient care.



Lauren Petta

Lauren Petta

Magnet Program Specialist

My name is Lauren Petta and I am one of the Magnet Program Specialists for Loma Linda University Health. I have my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loma Linda University, as well as my Associates of Science in both Health Sciences and Multiple Sciences, and Associates of Arts in Social Science from Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. My passions are nursing education and promoting the empowerment of nurses in all aspects of healthcare. I am privileged to be a part of Loma Linda’s Magnet Team and look forward to what future adventures are part of our Magnet journey.



Nic Cruz

Nic Cruz

Coordinator of Nursing Analytics

As the Coordinator of Nursing Analytics, my responsibilities focus on managing nursing-sensitive Magnet Quality data for both Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Every day, the Loma Linda Health system provides excellent nursing care to patients. I am proud to analyze and showcase our high-quality outcomes, and share the amazing work that our health system provides.



“Magnet is a testament to all the amazing accomplishments that the nurses and staff do on a daily basis. It is a never-ending journey towards extraordinary quality care for our patients and their families.”

Our Magnet Journey

LLUH is on a journey to create and sustain a culture of excellence. Achieving Magnet status benefits patients, families, clinical providers and the organization as a whole.



Magnet Quick Facts

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center was the first hospital in the United States to have a virtual site visit.
  • Both Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital are the only Magnet designated hospitals in the San Bernardino County.
  • Less than 10% of hospitals in the world have achieved Magnet recognition.

What does the Magnet environment look like?

  • High staff engagement and satisfaction
  • Ease in recruiting and retaining quality professionals
  • Exceptional quality care outcomes and professional practice
  • A culture of decision-making at the bedside
  • Strong culture of evidence-based practice and research
  • Positive and pervasive interdisciplinary team partnerships
  • Leaders in innovative patient care and the healthcare reformation

Contact: magnet@llu.edu

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