Critical care nurses at Baptist Hospital, Miami, received the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes.
Nursing units that achieve this three-year, three-level award align practices with the AACNs six healthy work environment standards and meet national criteria consistent with Magnet recognition, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award, according to a news release. The hospitals nursing unit earned the gold award by meeting or exceeding standards for evidence-based practice, outcome measurement, leadership systems, staffing levels and staff engagement, communication and education.
The gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence earned by Baptist Hospital critical care nurses signifies excellent unit performance and patient outcomes, Becky Montesino-King, RN, DNP, vice president and CNO, said in the release. Our dedicated nurses are committed to meeting and exceeding the high standards set forth by AACN and the Beacon Award. They join other members of the exceptional community of nurses who set the standard for optimal patient care.