Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital earns national nursing award for critical care
MINNEAPOLIS 05/21/2010--Allina Hospitals & Clinics is proud to announce that Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Intensive Care Unit for medical, surgical and neurology patients has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses award is given to the nation's top critical care units across a multitude of hospitals. It represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and recognizes dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.
"This award validates the expertise, hard work and dedication of every member of our staff. We are proud and honored to serve our community," said Linda Lease, RN, CCRN.
The ICU is located on Abbott Northwestern's Station 20 in the Piper Building and is known as PB 2000. Measured against evidence-based national criteria, the Beacon Award means that PB 2000 succeeded in the following areas:
- Recruitment and retention
- Education, training and mentoring
- Research and evidence-based practice
- Patient outcomes
- Leadership and organization ethics
- Healing environment
About Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 clinics and other health care services.
About the AACN
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses. Its international headquarters are located in Alisa Viejo, California. Founded in 1969, the Association has more than 240 chapters worldwide and is working toward a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families, where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.# # #