(Wynnewood, Pa.) Lankenau Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) have received American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’s (AACN) 2012 silver-level Beacon Awards . This award was created to recognize individual nursing care units that distinguish themselves in the care of patients and their families. The units who are recognized by this award demonstrate exceptional care through improved outcomes and overall satisfaction. Beacon Award winners are examples of supportive work environments and tremendous collaboration between peers, colleagues and leaders.
The AACN is known and respected for setting national standards in critical care specialties,” said Margaret Iacobacci, LMC VP, Patient Care Services. “The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence is a tribute to the exemplary staff on two of our ICUs who work together every day to optimize outcomes for patients and their families.”
To win this award, Lankenau Medical Center met national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm aldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
The silver-level award is based on the following criteria:
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, has been dedicated to healing and comforting the community with a warm, personal touch for over 150 years. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 331-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and offers state-of-the-art services in cancer care, digestive health care, heart care, lung care, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic care, pediatric care and maternity care. Lankenau has been named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in the for the Philadelphia metro area for digestive health, geriatrics, heart care, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, lung care and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. Lankenau is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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