The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, received the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2013 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The three-year award (2013-16) recognizes caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. The ICU is one of five hospital units in Pennsylvania to receive the award this year.
“It’s such an honor to receive this award, and it is a true reflection of the hard work provided by our skilled and dedicated nursing staff” said Amy Pelleg, nurse manager, Bryn Mawr Hospital’s ICU. “The entire unit works as a team to ensure that we are communicating and working as efficiently as possible. We make evidence-based, superior care our top priority.”
To win this award, the ICU met national criteria consistent with Magnet
Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and National
Quality Healthcare Award. The silver-level award is based on the
• Leadership structures and systems
• Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
• Effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development and best practices
• Evidence-based practice and processes
• Patient outcomes
The Beacon Award for Excellence lauds North American hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes. Silver-level recipients demonstrate continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s CCU/Coronary Care Unit received the award last year, along with Lankenau Medical Center's Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit. Their award will last until 2015.
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. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The Hospital has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Truven Health Analytics, The Joint Commission and other health care ratings organizations for its outstanding quality of patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in four specialties: geriatrics, gastroenterology & GI surgery, orthopedics and urology. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–2018 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2015 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. 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® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also 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.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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