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Two Units at Riverside Regional Medical Center Awarded the Beacon Award for Excellence

June 07, 2024
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Riverside Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the Cardiovascular Telemetry Unit (CVT) has received the gold designation and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has received the silver designation of the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes and honors individual inpatient hospital units who demonstrate excellence in collaborative teamwork, leadership, and evidence-based care practices that result in better patient outcomes and a healthier work environment. 

"Achieving the Beacon Award for Excellence is a testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional care provided by our team members,” says Sadie Thurman, Chief Nursing Officer at Riverside Regional Medical Center. “This award is not just a reflection of our professional excellence, but also of the compassionate, patient-centered care that defines Riverside."

Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation met national criteria consistent with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. 

The award program comprises three distinct modules: patient outcomes, work environment and nursing workforce. Award designees showcased documented excellence in patient outcomes, shared governance, team engagement, evidence-based practices, and overall nursing excellence.  This award serves as a benchmark for other units striving for similar levels of excellence and commitment to critical care nursing.

“We are incredibly proud of the care teams in the CVT and NICU for their compassion, expertise and commitment to providing the highest standards of care,” says Michael Oshiki, M.D., President of Riverside Regional Medical Center. “Our team members live the Riverside mission and continue to make a profound difference in the lives of our patients and their families each and every day.”

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