The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) awarded NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull with a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence. This award recognizes those who successfully improve patient outcomes and meet the organization’s stringent standards Woodhull Hospital is the first ICU in Brooklyn to receive a Gold Beacon award; it is NYC Health + Hospitals’ fifth Beacon Award recognizing nursing excellence.
Established in 2003, the Beacon Award for Excellence offers a road map to help guide exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction. North American nursing units where patients receive their care after hospital admission qualify for this excellence award.
“This national three-year designation marks a significant milestone on the path to nursing excellence and delivering exceptional patient care to the community we serve,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Associate Director of Nursing, Stacie Stewart, MS, RN.
“This impressive achievement demonstrates the commitment and dedication of our Woodhull ICU nurses who care for acutely ill patients and their families in the North Brooklyn community,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.
“We are gratified to accept this award on behalf of the professional team who works so hard to achieve excellence in patient care and positive patient outcomes every day,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Calliste.