The Intensive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital has received the gold-level Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six healthy work environment standards.
AACN President Christine Schulman noted the commitment of the the ICU staff at Inova Loudoun Hospital for working together to meet and exceed the standards set for the award. The ultimate result is optimal patient care.
“Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care,” Schulman said.
The ICU at Inova Loudoun Hospital earned a gold award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
- Leadership Structures and Systems
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, and Learning and Development
- Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
- Outcome Measurement
“Our Intensive Care Unit has been recognized with the silver-level Beacon Award designation twice in the past six years,” said Marissa Jamarik, chief nursing officer for Inova Loudoun Hospital. “This year, we are thrilled our team’s hard work, dedication and commitment to exceptional patient care has earned the gold-level Beacon Award. We are proud to have these dedicated nurses at Inova Loudoun Hospital.”