The Trauma ICU at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, received the Bronze Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in the fall. The award lauds U.S.-based hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver and bronze designations exhibit practices that align with AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards for optimal care.
Recipients of a Gold Beacon Award demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. 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.