Allina's Mercy Hospital recognized for excellent intensive care
COON RAPIDS, Minn. 09/09/2009--Allina's Mercy Hospital has been awarded the 2009 Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses' Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and recognizes dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. For more about the award, go to aacn.org.
"Congratulations to the ICU team on this national recognition of excellence in critical care patient systems, outcomes and an environment for patient safety," said Mary Davern, director of Mercy's Patient Care Services.
"The Beacon Award is for nursing care, but it reflects the excellence of the entire staff," said Louise Jacobs, RN, MS, CCRN, manager of Mercy's Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Mercy's Intensive Care Unit is a three-time Beacon Award winner, having received the honor in 2006 and 2007.
The Beacon Award recognizes critical care units for exhibiting the highest quality standards in nurse recruitment and retention, patient outcomes, staff training, healthy work environments, leadership, and evidence-based practice and research.
About Mercy Hospital
Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, is a non-profit hospital that serves the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Mercy responds to a wide range of health needs with specialty services including cancer care, heart and vascular services, mental health services, orthopedics, neurosciences, surgery and women's and children's services.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, serving 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. For more about the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, go to aacn.org
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