The ICU at Saint Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., earned a second Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. Presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the award recognizes the nations top critical care units.
To receive the Beacon Award twice is quite an honor, Pamela Harmon, RNC, nurse manager of the ICU at Saint Peters University Hospital, said in a news release. It not only reflects the commitment and dedication of our ICU staff, but also their belief in our units motto: strong minds, healing hands and compassionate hearts.Pamela Harmon, RN
The ICU at Saint Peters is a 24-bed fully monitored unit comprised of medical, cardiac and surgical intensive care. In addition to intensivist physicians, the 100-member unit is staffed by 85 RNs and five APNs who ensure high-level patient care standards are followed. Sixty-five percent of nurses who work on the unit hold the CCRN designation.
Our nurses are very passionate about the care they give, and when combined with their exceptional skills and the outstanding level of nursing excellence they deliver, you cant help but to succeed, Harmon said. I can honestly say our patients and their families benefit greatly as a result.