The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded Providence Holy Family Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) a Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. This is the hospital’s second time earning the national designation.
The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments. It recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
“This award recognizes the Providence Holy Family Hospital Intensive Care Unit team for their relentless commitment to high-quality, compassionate care,” said Adam Richards, Providence Holy Family Hospital chief nursing officer. “We are grateful for the chance to further recognize this team of caregivers who overcame immeasurable challenges during the pandemic to serve our community.”
The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence earned by the ICU at Providence Holy Family Hospital signifies an effective approach to policies, procedures and processes that includes the engagement of staff and key stakeholders.
The unit has evaluation and improvement strategies in place and good performance measures when compared to relevant benchmarks. Providence Holy Family Hospital ICU earned its silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
- Leadership Structures and Systems
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management and Learning and Development
- Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
- Outcome Measurement
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