The Lantern Award application includes quantitative questions that focus on performance and outcome metrics, as well as qualitative questions about noteworthy practices and attributes of your emergency department. The qualitative questions require brief narratives or longer descriptive exemplars that highlight your emergency department’s excellence and innovation.
Lantern Award recipients receive a physical award to display in their emergency department as well as recognition through ENA publications, conferences, and the ENA website. In addition, award recipients are entitled to use an official Lantern Award seal in communications and advertising for the duration of the award period (e.g., in email signatures, on your website).
The Lantern Award is open to all emergency departments who complete the online application. The award period is three years and recipients have the option of re-applying at the end of their award period.
The first step on your journey to the Lantern Award is to review the Handbook, Coaching Guide, and FAQs completely to determine whether you can provide the measures and stories of excellence that are required to become an award recipient.
Prior to beginning your application, please review the "Application Assistance" documents to ensure your emergency department is ready to apply.
Payment may be made prior to, during, or after completing the application.
Payment may be made via credit card, check or electronic transfer. Completed invoice (link below) must accompany check payments. All payments are due by March 31, 2023.
ENA does not accept Purchase Orders.
To learn about the 2021 Award recipients and award categories,
2021 Lantern Award Recipients - Hall of Honor Reception
ENA recently celebrated its best and brightest during a special virtual reception. Check out the recording below to view the 2021 ENA Lantern Award recipients.