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.