Swedish Ballard emergency department recognized with National Nursing Award


By Joe Veyera

The emergency department at Swedish Ballard has been honored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), as one of 17 hospitals in the nation to receive a 2014 Latern Award.

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.

(Full disclosure: Swedish is an advertiser on My Ballard)

3 comments on “Swedish Ballard emergency department recognized with National Nursing Award”

  1. As a reluctant customer of the Swedish ER I can vouch for their awesomeness.

    Congratulations on the award!

  2. My Mom had to visit Swedish Ballard ER several times during a week in May and the team at the ER was just great. Such good care at a very difficult time, which represents the nature of the ER. Congratulations!

  3. We are so lucky to have that hospital in our community. I have been to the Ballard ED several times over the years and they have been so kind – the remodel looks awesome!

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