Archive | December 22, 2011

Surgical ICU Wins Beacon Award

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Lexington Medical Center has won a Gold Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for excellence in practice, patient outcomes and healthy work environments. The hospital is one of only ten critical care units in the nation honored with this distinction and the only one in South Carolina.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) created the Beacon Award to recognize surgical intensive care units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care and illustrating exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater patient satisfaction. For critical care nurses, a Beacon Award can mean a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover.

Congratulations to our surgical ICU care team!