The only unit in Oklahoma to currently hold a Beacon Award
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the 901 ICU at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
The Beacon Award for Excellence – a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments – recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
AACN President Clareen Wiencek, RN, Ph.D., ACNP, ACHPN, applauds the commitment of the caregivers of 901 ICU at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. These dedicated health care professionals join other members of the exceptional community of nurses who set the standard for optimal patient care.
“The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes. Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care,” she explains.
The silver award was earned by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria.
* Leadership Structures and Systems
* Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
* Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development
* Evidence-based Practice and Processes
* Outcome Measurement
The INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center 901 ICU is the only unit in Oklahoma that currently holds a Beacon Award.