Thursday, November 11, 2010
Source: Leesburg Today
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has awarded the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital its prestigious Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
The award signifies that the unit has: met rigid criteria for excellence; exhibited high-quality standards; and demonstrated exceptional care of patients and patients' families.
"We're very proud to be recognized and honored on a national level," Joy Lucas, patient care director at Inova Loudoun Hospital, stated. "Our nursing staff is an extremely dedicated group that's committed to using best practices and providing high quality care for our patients."
Inova Loudoun Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the Washington, DC, region to earn the Beacon award and one of 242 hospitals in the country to achieve this status.
"Earning a Beacon Award sends a clear message that these units are providing exceptional care and that their commitment to evidence-based practice is unwavering," AACN President Dave Hanson stated.
The Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence is a recognition award program funded and supported solely by the AACN. The goal is to recognize and highlight critical care units which use quality indicators to evaluate the comprehensive environment of their unit and who reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.
Inova Loudoun Hospital joins Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital as recipients of the AACN Beacon Award.