WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital's intensive care unit has been awarded the Beacon Award of Excellence -- Silver Designation by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes and acclaims acute and critical care nursing units that achieve the highest-quality outcomes. The award also provides a mechanism for individual units to measure progress against evidence-based, national criteria for excellence, learn and refine processes and be acclaimed for their achievements.
Applicants are rated on factors including nurse recruitment and retention, staff training, patient outcomes, healthy work environments, leadership and evidence-based practice and research.
The Beacon Award is presented twice a year and is available for critical care, progressive care and pediatric critical care units. The intensive care unit at White Plains Hospital is one of 11 New York state hospitals to have achieved this recognition.
Leigh Anne McMahon, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at White Plains Hospital said, “I want to congratulate our ICU team, as this is truly a reflection on their exceptional commitment to our patients and to our organization. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a further incentive to continue operating at such an exemplary level.”
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing its members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.