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ICU Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital earns Beacon Award

The ICU at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been awarded a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is one of two hospitals outside of the Texas Medical Center and one of six hospitals in the Houston area to earn a Beacon Award.
The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care, according to the release. The ICU at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital earned its award by meeting evidence-based criteria for leadership structure and systems; appropriate staffing and staff engagement; effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development; evidence-based practice and processes; and outcome measurement.
In May, AACN will honor awardees at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition May 18-21 in San Diego.

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