(Bryn Mawr, Pa. – February 28, 2012)— Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac ICU (formerly CCU) is one of only three hospital units in Pennsylvania to receive the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2011 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The three-year award (2012-15) recognizes caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.
“To be honored with this designation is a true testament to the excellent care our patients receive every day on our unit,” said Ariadne Hallowell, nurse manager, Neuro-Cardiac ICU. “Our dedicated nurses practice evidence-based care and serve as role models to other nurses in the field who follow the same journey.”
To win this award, the Neuro-Cardiac ICU met national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. The silver-level award is based on the following criteria:
Leadership structures and systems
Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
Effective communications, knowledge management, learning and development and best practices
Evidence-based practice and processes
The unit will be recognized in AACN Bold Voices, the member magazine distributed to more than 90,000 acute and critical care nurses nationwide as well as honored at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Orlando, May 19-26.
In recognition of the hospital’s excellence in cardiovascular care, Thomson Reuters recently named Bryn Mawr Hospital one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. The results were based on the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. The Hospital has achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), The Joint Commission and other healthcare ratings organizations for its high quality patient care. In 2012, the hospital was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, bariatrics, neurovascular and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technology such as the da Vinci®TM Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Bryn Mawr Hospital has collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified emergency medicine physicians. For more information about Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.
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