Unity Hospital recognized with Beacon Award for Excellence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Emergency Observation Unit at Unity Hospital.

The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies an effective approach to policies, procedures and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders.

The Emergency Observation Unit at Unity Hospital earned its silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:

• Leadership Structures and Systems
• Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
• Effective Communication, Knowledge Management and Learning and Development
• Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
• Outcome Measurement

The other Beacon Award designations are gold and bronze.

The latest award brings Rochester Regional Health’s total to 29 Beacon Awards which is the most of any hospital system in the country.