News: 2012 Beacon Award Recipients

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 98 hospital units nationwide with Beacon Award for Excellence

The following is an alphabetical list by state of the recipients of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012.

The Beacon Award for Excellence lauds hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes. The Beacon Award provides Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of recognition to hospital units that exemplify excellence in professional practice, patient care and outcomes. Recognition continues for three years before units can reapply.

Recipients of a Gold Beacon Award demonstrate staff-driven excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes that exceed national benchmarks. Silver-level recipients demonstrate continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. Bronze-level awardees demonstrate success in developing, deploying and integrating unit-based performance criteria for optimal outcomes.

In 2012, 29 units achieved Gold-level status. Ohio has more hospital units receiving awards of all the states represented, while New Jersey has the most Gold-level recipients.

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. received three Gold-level awards, more than any other hospital in the country. For more information about the Beacon Award for Excellence, visit www.aacn.org/beacon.

2012 Beacon Award Recipient List by State

A C D F G I K M N O P T V W
Alabama:
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham (Silver)
  • CVICU, East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga (Bronze)
Arizona:
  • Intensive Care Unit, Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa (Silver)
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, John C. Lincoln Hospital, Phoenix (Silver)
California:
  • SICU, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa (Silver)
  • Combined Critical Care Unit, VISN 22: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, Long Beach (Bronze)
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo (Gold)
  • Acute Multi-Care Unit, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto (Gold)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHOC Children’s, Orange (Gold)
  • Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento (Silver)
Colorado:
  • Neuro ICU, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora (Gold)
  • Interventional Telemetry, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver (Silver)
Connecticut:
  • Critical Care Unit, MidState Medical Center, Meriden (Silver)
  • Sister Louise Anthony 2, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven (Bronze)
Delaware:
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark (Silver)
District of Columbia:
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (Gold) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Gold), Children’s National Medical Center
Florida:
  • SICU/CTICU, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville (Silver)
  • 4 West-Surgical/Trauma ICU, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville (Gold)
  • 4 East SICU, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville (Silver)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Gold) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Gold), Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami (Silver)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando (Silver)
Georgia:
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens (Silver)
  • ICU/IMCU, Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, Duluth (Silver)
Illinois:
  • SICU, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park (Silver)
  • Surgical Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn (Gold)
Indiana:
  • Intensive Care Unit, St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville, Mooresville (Gold)
Kansas:
  • Medical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City (Gold)
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City (Silver)
Kentucky:
  • “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville (Silver)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit, University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville (Gold)
  • 8 West Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Silver) and Surgical Intensive Care Unit-9W (Silver), University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville
Maryland:
  • Critical Care Unit, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore (Silver)
  • Cardiac Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore (Silver)
  • 1500 CVICU, Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park (Silver)
Massachusetts:
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston (Gold)
  • 8 East, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston (Silver)
Michigan:
  • 2 West/Step Down, St. John’s Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit (Bronze)
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (Silver), Medical Intensive Care Unit (Silver) and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Silver), St. John’s Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit
  • Intensive Care Unit, Sparrow Health System, Lansing (Gold)
  • A4, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City (Silver)
Minnesota:
  • Pb 2000, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis (Silver)
  • The Heart and Vascular Care Unit, Regions Hospital, St. Paul (Silver)
New Hampshire:
  • Intensive Care Unit, Exeter Hospital, Exeter (Silver)
  • ICU/Telemetry Unit, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, Keene (Silver)
New Jersey:
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, (Bronze)
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (Gold), Coronary Care Unit (Gold), Intermediate Care Unit (Gold), Intensive Care Unit (Silver), The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, SJH Regional Medical Center, Vineland (Gold)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, SJH Regional Medical Center, Vineland (Silver)
New York:
  • Intensive Care, St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Kenmore (Silver)
  • 2 Southwest, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell, New York (Silver)
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, St. Francis Hospital, Rosyln (Gold)
Ohio:
  • Intensive Care Unit, UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital, Chardon (Silver)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati (Gold)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati (Bronze)
  • Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland (Gold)
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland (Gold)
  • Cardiac Intensive Care (Silver), Medical Intensive Care Unit (Silver) and Surgical ICU (Silver), University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland
  • Medical-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Mount Carmel, Columbus (Silver)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus (Silver)
Oregon:
  • Intensive Care Unit, Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland (Gold)
  • Cardiac Recovery Unit, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland (Silver)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel, Portland (Gold)
Pennsylvania:
  • Cardiovascular Unit 5 Lenfest, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington (Bronze)
  • CCU/Coronary Care Unit, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr (Silver)
  • Acuity Adaptable Critical Care Unit, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville (Silver)
  • 6 Ashman Intensive Care Unit, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown (Silver)
  • Silverstein 10, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Bronze)
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (Silver) and Intensive Care Unit (Silver), Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood
Tennessee:
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis (Gold)
Texas:
  • Cardiovascular ICU, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Forth Worth (Bronze)
  • Neuro ICU, Methodist Hospital, Houston (Gold)
  • Dunn Surgical Intensive Care Unit, The Methodist Hospital System, Houston (Silver)
  • P7 Thoracic/Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (Silver)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Covenant Health System, Lubbock (Silver)
Virginia:
  • PICU, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, (Gold)
  • CCU, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville (Gold)
  • Cardiac-Intensive Care Unit, Community Memorial Health Center, South Hill (Silver)
Washington:
  • Intensive Care Unit, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland (Silver)
  • Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle (Silver)
  • Intensive Care Unit, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle (Silver)
  • Critical Care Unit, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle (Silver)

 

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