Inspira Medical Center Vineland, part of Inspira Health, said its Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit have both recently earned a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This year marks the fourth year that Vineland’s Cardiac ICU is awarded with the gold-level Beacon Award, and the first gold-level Beacon Award for the PCU.
“We are proud to announce that our Cardiac Intensive Care and Progressive Care units at Inspira Medical Center Vineland are recipients of a gold-level Beacon Award,” Lydia Stockman, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Inspira medical centers, said. “Inspira is honored to receive this award, which demonstrates our commitment to providing an exceptional patient experience to the communities we serve.”
The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes care teams that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year designation meet national criteria consistent with the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
“At Inspira, we are dedicated to helping improve the health of each patient by providing high-quality, safe and compassionate care,” Kimberly Talley, vice president of patient services for Inspira Vineland, Elmer and Bridgeton, said. “Being at the forefront of the patient experience, our nurses live out Inspira’s mission day-to-day through their interactions with both patients and colleagues to ensure positive patient outcomes.”
The Cardiac ICU and PCU at Inspira Vineland earned the gold-level award by meeting the following evidence-based criteria: leadership structures and systems; appropriate staffing and staff engagement; effective communication, knowledge management and learning development; evidence-based practice and processes; and outcome measurement.
“Nurses are an invaluable part of every patient’s health care journey,” Elizabeth Sheridan, chief administrative officer for Inspira Medical Centers Vineland, Elmer and Bridgeton, said. “This prestigious national recognition is a testament to Inspira’s longstanding commitment to meet and exceed patient care standards every day.”