Randall Children’s Hospital PICU receives third Gold Beacon Award
For the third time, the Pediatric ICU (PICU) at Randall Children’s Hospital (RCH) has received the Gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
The Beacon Award recognizes critical care units that have demonstrated their ability to provide exceptional care to patients, demonstrated their continued work on improving outcomes for patients, and to teams that have been able to build positive and supportive work environments. It includes bronze, silver and gold levels so that a unit can chart its excellence journey over time.
The gold-level award places the PICU at Randall Children’s Hospital among an elite group of only 13 other pediatric intensive or critical care units in the U.S. who have achieved the gold designation. Randall Children’s is also the only one in both Oregon and Washington to receive the gold level.
“We are incredibly proud to be nationally recognized for the work we do in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Randall Children’s Hospital,” said Tessie Hughes, R.N., PICU manager. “Our team is extremely hard working and dedicated to providing the best and highest quality of care to our patients and their families. They are truly amazing!”
The Beacon Award recognizes significant milestones along a unit’s journey. For patients and families, the Beacon Award signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. For hospital staff, a Beacon Award signals a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover.
Applicants for the award are examined in several areas:
-Leadership structures and systems
-Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
-Effective communication, knowledge management, learning, and development
-Evidence-based practice and processes
The awarding organization, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients.
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