The coronary care unit (CCU) at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The award recognizes the nation's top pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units.
As a recipient the CCU is recognized for succeeded in the following areas, as measured against evidence-based national criteria:
• Recruitment and retention
• Education, training and mentoring
• Research and evidence-based practice
• Patient outcomes
• Leadership and organization ethics
• Healing environment
"The Beacon Award is given to the nation's elite critical care units and we are so pleased WellStar Kennestone Hospital CCU has been recognized in this group," said Marsha Kadner, BSN, CCRN, nurse manager in the CCU. "We are honored to receive this award and are so proud of our talented team, whose work made this possible."