Record-Setting 28 Emergency Departments Earn 2019 ENA Lantern Awards

July 9, 2019 Awards ENA Lantern Award

Since 2011, ENA has recognized ED excellence in practice and performance      

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 9, 2019) – A record 28 emergency departments from across the United States have been named recipients of the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2019 Lantern Award, the association announced Tuesday.

The award – named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who famously worked to improve and change nursing care in the 19th Century – recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate excellent practice and innovative performance through leadership, education, advocacy and research. EDs are encouraged to share their stories which highlight their commitment to care of patients, as well as the well-being of nursing staff.

Initiatives to reduce the number of injuries from falls, improve patient satisfaction scores and streamline the approach to stroke alerts are a few of the examples Lantern recipients shared in their applications which were reviewed by ENA’s Lantern Award Committee.

“It is exciting that 28 emergency departments achieved this prestigious ENA Lantern Award recognition,” said ENA President Patti Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN. “This award validates the exemplary care they provide to each patient, their families and their colleagues.”

The 2019 Lantern Award recipients are:

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Emergency Department – Barrington, Illinois
  • Akron Children’s Hospital – Mahoning Valley Emergency Department – Boardman, Ohio
  • Anschutz Emergency Department – Children’s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, Colorado
  • Bethesda North Hospital Emergency Department – TriHealth – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cape Coral Hospital Emergency Department – Lee Health – Cape Coral, Florida
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite Emergency Department – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Emergency Department – Los Angeles, California
  • Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Emergency Department – Medina, Ohio
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Emergency Department – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Inova Loudoun Ashburn HealthPlex Emergency Department – Leesburg, Virginia
  • Inspira Medical Center, Vineland Emergency Department – Vineland, New Jersey
  • Marta and Carlos J. Arboleya Jr. Baptist Children’s Emergency Center – Miami, Florida
  • Memorial Hermann Cypress Emergency Department – Cypress, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Emergency Department – The Woodlands, Texas
  • Moses Cone Emergency Department – Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Emergency Department – Wilmington, Delaware
  • Northern Westchester Hospital Emergency Department – Mount Kisco, New York
  • Palos Community Hospital Emergency Department – Palos Heights, Illinois
  • Porter Adventist Hospital Emergency Department – Denver, Colorado
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Department – Seattle, Washington
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare Ft. Thomas Emergency Department – Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center Emergency Department – Roseville, California
  • The University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department (UCHealth) – Aurora, Colorado
  • The University of Kansas Hospital Emergency Department – Kansas City, Kansas
  • The Valley Hospital’s David F. Bolger Emergency Department – Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital Emergency Department – Georgetown, South Carolina
  • UPMC St. Margaret Emergency Department – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Emergency Department – Glendale, California

Learn more about the Lantern Award here.

The Emergency Nurses Association 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 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at