Critical Care Nursing Achieves Award

Shown are members of Meritus Medical Center's critical care unit nurses along with managers Denise Ringley and Tamara Yeager (seated, left to right). The entire critical care nursing staff was recently recognized at the bronze level with a Beacon award for excellence from the AACN.

Meritus Medical Center's critical care unit nurses were recently recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses or AACN with a bronze level Beacon award for excellence.

The award recognizes health care professionals who employ consistent and systematic evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes. Units that earn the Beacon award also meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

"I could not be happier with our Beacon recognition. Our critical care nurses are top notch!" says Jesus Cepero, Ph.D., RN, vice president and chief nursing officer.