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  • Tacoma General recognized for top nursing care

    Both the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital have been recognized as among the top in the country by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

    The nursing units and the 105 nurses who practice there received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. The award recognizes the nation’s top pediatric, progressive, adult critical care and progressive care units. The recognition represents an extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and families.

    The two units at Tacoma General were evaluated against their peers on recruitment and retention; education, training and mentoring; research and evidence-based practice; patient outcomes; leadership and organization ethics; and healing environment.

    “This award validates the exceptional work these nurses do on a daily basis,” said Shelly Mullin, Vice President of Tacoma General Hospital. “They are committed to providing patients and their families with a high-quality experience.”

    Beacon Award units realize many benefits of having met rigid criteria for excellence, high-quality standards and exceptional care of patients and patients’ families. Units that participate in the Beacon Award process help set the standards for what constitutes an excellent acute or critical care environment through the collection of evidence-based information, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

    Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in