On March 3, Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., highlighted the achievements of several units by hosting a celebratory open house in the rotunda. Because we had all these things to celebrate, we decided to have it in a public place so patients and families could see our success, said Maureen Roberts, RN, vice president of nursing.Alexian Brothers neuroscience nurses Kelly Holt, RN, left and Nimfa DeJesus, RN, showcase their units Joint Commission disease specific recertification for stroke care.
The CVICU and ICU/CCU received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The bariatric surgery department was recertified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The hospital also received the Joint Commissions disease specific recertification for stroke, acute MI, heart failure, and joint replacement for hips and knees.