Tuesday, November 07, 2017
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes Marietta Memorial Hospital with silver Beacon Award for Excellence
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Marietta Memorial Hospital.
The Beacon Award for Excellence 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 Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. Marietta Memorial Hospital is one of only four units in Ohio that received an award from AACN.
The silver-level award signifies an effective approach to policies, procedures, and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders. Marietta Memorial Hospital earned their silver award by meeting the following 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
AACN President Christine Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, applauds the commitment of Marietta Memorial Hospital’s caregivers for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. These dedicated healthcare professionals join other members of our exceptional community of nurses, who set the standard for optimal patient care.
“The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes. Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care,” she explains.