PLAINES, Ill., June 12, 2014 – Seventeen emergency departments across the
U.S. today were awarded the prestigious Lantern
Award™ from the Emergency
Nurses Association (ENA). The award honors emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and
innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education,
advocacy and research.
Award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety,
presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating
evidence-based practice and innovation into exceptional emergency care.
2014 Lantern Award recipients are:
- Advocate Children's
Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department – Oak Lawn campus (Illinois)
- Ann & Robert H.
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Emergency Department (Illinois)
- Bethesda Arrow
Springs Emergency Department – TriHealth (Ohio)
- Bon Secours St.
Mary's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (Virginia)
- Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department - Liberty Campus (Ohio)
- Edward Hospital
Emergency Department (Illinois)
- Franciscan St.
Francis Health – Indianapolis Emergency Department (Indiana)
- HCA Oak Hill Hospital
Emergency Department (Florida)
- Nemours Children's
Hospital Emergency Department (Florida)
- Northwestern Lake
Forest Hospital Emergency Department (Illinois)
- Overlook Medical
Center Emergency Services - Union Campus, Atlantic Health System (New Jersey)
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department (California)
- Swedish Medical
Center – Ballard Emergency Department (Washington)
- Swedish Medical
Center – Edmonds Emergency Department (Washington)
- University Hospitals
Rainbow Babies and Children's Emergency Department (Ohio)
- University of
Michigan Hospital & Health Centers – C.S. Mott Children's Hospital,
Children’s Emergency Services (Michigan)
- University of
Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Emergency Department (Wisconsin)
“These 17 emergency departments serve as true models of excellence for
their commitment to quality care, safety, and presence of a healthy work
environment,” said ENA president Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, CEN,
CPEN. “It is important for us to recognize that these hospitals are
at the forefront of emergency care. We look forward to sharing their best
practices with ENA members who are all committed to exceptional performance.”
All emergency departments are eligible to apply for the Lantern Award,
but only a select few meet the highest excellence standards. The rigorous
application process requires emergency departments to submit detailed
performance metrics, narratives and exemplar responses. A team of reviewers
thoroughly evaluate the submissions through a blinded review process.
Recipients will be recognized at an awards gala during the 2014
ENA Annual Conference October 7-11 in Indianapolis. Award recipients are
also recognized through use of the official Lantern Award seal and a physical
award to display in their emergency department. The award period is three years
and recipients have the option to re-apply at the end of their award period.
The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is
credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled,
science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her
actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a
lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept.
The application for the 2015 Lantern Award will be available in October 2014.
Lantern Award is a registered trademark of the Emergency Nurses Association.
About the Emergency Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing
association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through
advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven
to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 40,000 members
worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice
standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA
members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and
nearly all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.
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