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ENA Lantern Award Shines Spotlight on Incredible Work of 29 Emergency Departments

July 13, 2022 Lantern Award

Established in 2011, the ENA Lantern Award recognizes excellence in emergency departments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 13, 2022) – On Wednesday, the Emergency Nurses Association announced 29 emergency departments are being honored with the prestigious ENA Lantern Award – the only award dedicated to showcasing EDs for their outstanding work.

“These emergency departments are doing so many remarkable improvements and initiatives and they deserve to be honored for their work,” said ENA President Jenn Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC. “I look forward to meeting some of these emergency nurses in Denver and celebrating them for their incredible achievement.”

The ENA Lantern Award was created to recognize emergency departments that demonstrate exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. When applying, emergency departments share stories that highlight their commitment to care, and the initiatives put in place that improve the well-being of nursing staff. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected by the ENA Lantern Award Committee.

There are many noteworthy accomplishments from this year’s honorees including improved collaboration between nurses and physicians; developing new flow areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; creating a simulation program to help emergency nurses better prepare for pediatric patients; and undertaking a significant quality improvement project to create a more age friendly emergency department.

The 2022 ENA Lantern Award recipients are:

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Emergency Department – Barrington, Illinois
  • Bethesda North Hospital Emergency Department TriHealth – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Emergency Department – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chilton Medical Center Emergency Department – Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Emergency Department – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Emergency Department – Medina, Ohio
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Emergency Department – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department TriHealth – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center Emergency Department – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Huntington Hospital Reichert Emergency Department – Huntington, New York
  • Inspira Medical Center Vineland Emergency Department – Vineland, New Jersey
  • Lenox Health Greenwich Village Emergency Department – New York, New York
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Department – New York, New York
  • Maine Medical Center Emergency Department – Portland, Maine
  • Mather Hospital Northwell Health – Emergency Department – Port Jefferson, New York
  • Monmouth Medical Center Emergency Department – RWJBarnabas Health – Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware – Emergency Department – Wilmington, Delaware
  • Northern Westchester Hospital Emergency Department – Mount Kisco, New York
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Department – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Emergency Department – La Jolla, California
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Department – Seattle, Washington
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare Fort Thomas Emergency Department – Fort Thomas, Kentucky
  • Staten Island University Hospital North Emergency Department – Northwell Health – Staten Island, New York
  • Staten Island University Hospital Prince’s Bay Emergency Department – Staten Island, New York
  • The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department – New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • The Valley of Hospital’s David F. Bolger Emergency Department – Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • University of Kansas Health System Emergency Department – Kansas City, Kansas
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Emergency Department – Glendale, California
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Emergency Department – New Haven, Connecticut

 The 2022 ENA Lantern Award recipients will receive a physical award to display in their emergency department as a visible symbol of their commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment. Each will be recognized during ENA’s annual conference – Emergency Nursing 2022 – in Denver, Colorado in the association’s Hall of Honor. Additionally, each emergency department’s award-worthy efforts will be spotlighted in ENA’s member magazine, ENA Connection. Learn more here.

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All #GivingSeason AACN AAMC AANP Academy of Emergency Nursing Achievement Awards Adult Advanced Practice Advancing the Conversation Advocacy AEN American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Emergency Physicians American Nurses Association APRN Awards Board of Directors Brand Center Cannabis Career Development Carolyn Jones CDC Conference continuing education COVID-19 Day on the Hill DEI Disaster Preparedness Documentary Donations eBooks Education election results Emergency Department Emergency Nurse Project Emergency Nurse Residency Program Emergency Nurses Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nurses Week Emergency Nursing Emergency Nursing 2021 Emergency Nursing 2022 Emergency Severity Index EMS EMSC EN Week ENA ENA Connection 20 Under 40 ENA Foundation ENA Podcast ENA Research ENA University ENPC ENStrong Events Fall Regional Symposium federal news Firearms Firearms Injury Prevention Geriatric Giving Season Giving Tuesday Government Relations Guidelines Hall of Honor Healthy Work Environment Human Trafficking Immunizations In Case of Emergency Industry Partner Infectious Diseases Injury Prevention insurance International JEN journal of emergency nursing Lantern Award Legislation MedEvac Mednition Membership Mission Zero MPL Association NAPNAP Nashville News No Silence on ED Violence Novel coronavirus Online Education Opioid Orlando PAHPA Patient Safety Pediatric pediatric emergency care Personal Protective Equipment Position Statement PPE Presentation Press Release Research Resources Scholarships snakebites Staffing standing orders State Achievement State Council Achievement Awards State Fundraising Challenge Suicide thank you Title VIII TNCC Trauma Trauma Nursing Core Course Triage Vaccination Washington DC Webinar Wellness Workplace Violence