Leesburg, Va. (March 5, 2015) — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Progressive Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards.
The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence earned by the Progressive Care Unit and ICU at Inova Loudoun Hospital signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care.
These Units earned the silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
- Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
- Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
- Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development
- Outcome Measurement
- Leadership Structures and Systems
“Receiving this national recognition is an honor,” stated Lisa Dugan, Chief Nursing Officer & AVP of Patient Care Services, Inova Loudoun Hospital. “We are very proud to have these dedicated nurses, who are committed to excellent care for our patients and community.”
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. To learn more about AACN, visit www.aacn.org, connect with the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aacnface or follow AACN on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aacnme.
Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.