The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses released its list of spring 2010 Beacon Award for Excellence winners. The award recognizes top national adult and pediatric critical-care units and progressive-care units that meet evidence-based standards of excellence and patient safety. The following is a list of the regions recipients:
ADULT CRITICAL CARE
5SE Cardiovascular ICU, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.
Cardiac & Surgical ICU, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland.
ICU, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
2-South ICU, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, Wash.
Coronary ICU, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, Calif.
Surgical ICU, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.
Medical ICU, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, Calif.
Medical-Surgical 9 ICU, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.
Cardiovascular ICU, Tacoma General Hospital, Wash.
PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE
Pediatric ICU, Children’s Hospital Central CA, Madera, Calif.
Pediatric Trauma ICU, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.