Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
The Valley Hospital’s Intensive Care, Intermediate Care, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, and Coronary Care units are two-time recipients of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
This prestigious award 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.
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