Maureen Curran Kleinman
Marketing and Communications
Ridgewood, NJ – June 30, 2010 – The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that all four critical care units—Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Intermediate Care—have once again received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
This prestigious award, given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), recognizes the extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families provided by the staff of Valley’s critical care units.
Since the Beacon Award was instituted in 2003, it only has been given to an elite 242 of the nation’s 6,000-plus critical care units. This is the second time Valley’s critical care units have been recognized with the Beacon Award.
As a Beacon Award recipient, Valley succeeded in the following areas, as measured against evidence-based national criteria in vital areas that impact patient care:
· Recruitment and retention
· Education, training and mentoring
· Research and evidence-based practice
· Patient outcomes
· Leadership and organization ethics
· Healing environment