RRH Earns 12 Beacon Awards of Excellence

RRH Earns 12 Beacon Awards of Excellence

Staff of Rochester General Hospital celebrating the Beacon Awards of Excellence they recently received. According to the hospital, Rochester Regional Health has earnest the most Beacon Awards in New York state.
Staff of Rochester General Hospital celebrating the Beacon Awards of Excellence they recently received. According to the hospital, Rochester Regional Health has earnest the most Beacon Awards in New York state.

Rochester Regional Health’s Hospitals recently earned 12 Beacon Awards of Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.  The following units make up the 12 awardees:

1. Rochester General Hospital CTICU (Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit): Silver

2. Beacon Award 3.jpg 4400 Unit: Silver

3. Rochester General Hospital 4200 Unit:  Silver

4. Rochester General Hospital 7800 Unit: Silver

5. Rochester General Hospital Labor & Delivery: Silver

6. Rochester General Hospital SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit): Silver

7. Rochester General Hospital 5100 Unit: Silver

8. Rochester General Hospital 6800 Unit: Silver

9. Rochester General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Silver

10. Rochester General Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit

11. Unity Hospital Intensive Nursing Care Unit: Silver

12. United Memorial Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit: Silver

According to a news release from the hospital, Rochester Regional Health has the most Beacon Awards in New York state and is tied for the most in the nation with UNC Medical Center in North Carolina and Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Virginia.

The Beacon Award of Excellence is awarded in three levels of designation — gold, silver, and bronze. Fellow nurses across the country judge nursing units based on defined criteria in the following categories:

•  Leadership structures and systems

• Appropriate staffing and staff engagement

• Effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development

• Evidence-based practice and processes

• Outcome measurement

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