CCU Nurses Given National Award for Excellence
For the third consecutive time, South Shore Hospital’s Critical Care Unit has been given the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Silver Award for improving patient and family outcomes and overall satisfaction. South Shore Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the association’s Silver Award for the 2020 – 2023 period.
“This award is a true testament to the outstanding care our patients and families experience every single day through the entire interdisciplinary team in our Critical Care Unit,” said Timothy Quigley, Senior Vice President, Acute Care Operations and Chief Nursing Officer. “I am immensely proud of our colleagues who earned this prestigious honor which is given every three years to less than 10% of critical care units in the United States.”
“For nurses, a Beacon Award signals a positive and supportive work environment, exceptional collaboration and high morale between colleagues and leaders,” said Nancy Ahearn, Nurse Manager. “Importantly, our extraordinary group of CCU nurses was honored for improving patient care and outcomes while under the constant challenges of the COVID-19 virus.”
In recognizing hospital units nationwide, AACN President Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, praised the exemplary efforts of caregivers.
“Receiving the Beacon Award for Excellence in the midst of a pandemic underscores these teams’ ongoing commitment to providing safe, patient-centered and evidence-based care to patients and families,” Bridges said. “This achievement is a tremendous honor to those who have worked so hard to achieve excellence in patient care and positive patient outcomes.”
To learn more about the award, visit www.aacn.org/beacon