American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes Top Critical Care,
Progressive Care Units
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) names 73 critical care and progressive
care units recipients of spring 2010 Beacon Awards. The Beacon Award recognizes top U.S.
adult and pediatric critical care and progressive care units that meet evidence-based excellence
and patient safety standards. Spring 2010 recipients include 60 adult critical care, four pediatric
critical care and nine progressive care units nationwide.
Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2010 -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently
named 73 units — including 60 adult, four pediatric critical care and nine progressive care units — nationwide
recipients of the spring 2010 Beacon Award for Excellence. (A recipient list follows this release.)
Spring 2010 Beacon Awards mark the second, third and fourth such honor for several units and brings to 315 the
total number of Beacon Awards given to date, roughly a 34 percent increase from fall 2009. AACN expanded
eligibility for this honor, previously awarded only to adult critical care units, to pediatric intensive care and
progressive care units.
Noting a rise in progressive care awards, AACN President Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, APN-BC, praises the spring
2010 recipients for their achievement and commitment to the organization’s six Healthy Work Environment
“Beacon Award recipients join an elite community of adult, pediatric and progressive care units that embrace
evidence-based standards of excellence in recruitment, retention, education, training and mentoring. Units that
receive this award serve as shining role models to other unit staff members who seek to optimize the care they
provide to patients and families,” she explains.
Beacon Awards recognize adult and pediatric critical care and progressive care units that meet evidence-based
standards of excellence and patient safety. Events, sessions and a “Wall of Honor” recognized the fall 2009 and