By Joe Veyera
The award recognizes an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Receiving a Latern Award indicates that an emergency department (ED) has served as an example of outstanding and exemplary performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
“Our campus and the community surrounding Swedish/Ballard are truly thrilled that our ED has been honored with the 2014 Lantern Award,” said Jennifer Graves, chief executive at Swedish/Ballard, in a press release. “Our visionary manager and nursing staff have consistently sought to raise the bar and achieve the highest levels of professional practice, and through a relentless focus on continuous improvement, they have demonstrated exceptional care, quality and safety. As a nurse, I feel blessed to work beside this group of colleagues, and am particularly grateful to our ED Shared Leadership team, which dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to telling our story of success through the Lantern application process.”
A formal awards gala to honor and recognize recipients of ENA awards, including Latern Award winners, will be held at the ENA annual conference in Indianapolis on Oct. 11.
For more information on Swedish Ballard’s award, click here.
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