Applications Now Being Accepted for Annual ENA Lantern Awards
November 13, 2023 • ENA Lantern Award
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2023) – ENA is accepting applications for the next class of ENA Lantern Award recipients, which recognize emergency departments for their innovation, leadership and commitment to their patients and nursing staff.
“It’s so important to not only celebrate the EDs that are excelling as a team, but to share their stories and experience,” said ENA President Terry Foster. “Lantern Award-winning hospitals really exemplify some of the best in EDs, including clinical care, operations, advocacy and education.”
The Lantern Award was established in 2010. Part of the comprehensive application process includes submitting stories that illustrate an ED’s dedication to patient care as well as initiatives to improve nurse wellbeing. A Lantern Award designation lasts for three years. The 2023 Lantern Award class was exceptional, when a record-breaking 53 hospitals from around the United States, in addition to a hospital in United Arab Emirates, earned the prestigious recognition.
Applications for the current cycle are open to all emergency departments and are due in late February. Each application is de-identified and reviewed by three members of the ENA Lantern Award Committee.
Applications, more information, and tips on how to ensure a submission is properly completed are available at ena.org/lantern.
Recipients will be announced in mid-2024 and honored as part of Emergency Nursing 2024 in Las Vegas.