Nursing Excellence

Nursing Excellence

When you go into nursing, your profession is more than a paycheck. You truly care about the well-being of others, and you want to use your knowledge to help people feel better during their most difficult times. Monument Health nurses lead the way in our organization’s vision to “start with heart,” and are regularly recognized at the organizational, community, and national levels for providing skilled, compassionate care.

Nursing Excellence in Rapid City.

What is Magnet Recognition?

The highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care— Magnet Recognition provides a roadmap for nursing excellence. It is a reflection of strong structures, processes, and outcomes that impacts nursing at all levels; from direct patient care nurses to nursing administration.

Research shows that Magnet-recognized organizations demonstrate better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. As a Magnet-recognized hospital, we are making a significant contribution to our community by keeping patients healthy and safe.

We are invested in maintaining this credential for nursing excellence. Earning Magnet recognition is an honor that reaffirms the hard work and dedication of our caregivers and reinforces the core values that guide how we do our jobs every day.

Learn more about Magnet designation here.

Achievements & Recognition

  • Daisy Award
  • Black Hills Parent Magazine – Our nurses are frequently honored in their annual Nurses of Excellence award program.
  • Nurses Day Celebration – Nurses Week is a special time of year at Monument Health. While appreciating our nursing caregivers is a year-round focus, Nurses Week is an opportunity for us to truly recognize our nurses’ dedication, compassion and integral role in our organization. Nursing leaders across all locations have a tradition of honoring nurses with awards, giving out prizes, organizing fun activities, having nursing-focused vendor fairs, providing yummy food, and more.
  • Star Awards – In 2009, the Nursing Shared Decision-Making councils established the Nursing STAR Awards as a way to recognize the contributes of nurses and caregivers who support nursing across Monument Health. Each year, outstanding caregivers are nominated by their peers, co-workers, supervisors and directors. Then the Professional Development Council anonymously reviews each nomination and selects a minimum of nine nursing caregivers per market for their contributions to excellence.
  • PATH ‘Patient at the heart’ –  is Monument Health’s caregiver & physician newsletter where nurses are highlighted several times throughout the year.
  • Rapid City Journal Nurses of Excellence

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or if you would like more information,
please feel free to contact us.


Human Resources 605-755-5510
Careers 605-755-5627

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