Allen Hospital ICU Recognized with Beacon Award for Excellence

Allen Hospital ICU Recognized with Beacon Award for Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has conferred the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence to the intensive care unit at UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital.

The national three-year award marks a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment. The Allen Hospital ICU is being recognized for successfully improving patient outcomes, aligning practice with the AACN’s six healthy work environment standards and meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:

  • Leadership structures and systems
  • Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
  • Effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development
  • Evidence-based practice and proceses
  • Outcome measurement

Gold-level awardees demonstrate excellent and sustained unit performance and patient outcomes.