The St. Elizabeth Edgewood Medical Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular-Surgical ICU and the St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas ICU have received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
The Beacon Award is a prestigious honor given to critical care units that exemplify excellence in a variety of areas:
- Staffing/staff engagement
- Knowledge management and learning development
- Evidence-based practice
- Outcome measurement
Patient safety and quality programs consider the Beacon Award to be a significant achievement in their evaluation process. It signifies a positive and supportive work environment, as evidenced by collaboration, higher morale, and lower turnover than other critical care units across the nation.
The Beacon Award showcases the exceptional care St. Elizabeth patients receive through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.