“The ability to provide both Beacon and Magnet® award-winning care here, in Suffolk County, is a badge of honor for Good Samaritan Hospital,” said President Ruth E. Hennessey.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Good Samaritan Hospital. This is the second Beacon Award received by the hospital, which also earned the Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for its Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit/Immediate Care Unit in July 2021. In addition, Good Samaritan has met criteria consistent with numerous quality recognitions including the ANCC Magnet® Recognition Program for excellence in nursing. Good Samaritan is among only 9% of hospitals nationwide to receive Magnet® Recognition. These recognitions highlight exceptional patient care, healthy work environments and improved patient outcomes.
“The ability to provide both Beacon and Magnet® award-winning care here, in Suffolk County, is a badge of honor for Good Samaritan Hospital,” said Good Samaritan Hospital President Ruth E. Hennessey. “This Beacon Award re-emphasizes the high level of quality intensive care provided, while also shows a focus on the patient’s overall experience.”
“The Beacon Award for Excellence is another milestone for the MICU at Good Samaritan Hospital. The achievement of this award shows that the nursing staff in the MICU are committed to the mission of Catholic Health by providing excellent care to those in need,” said Good Samaritan Hospital’s Director of Critical Care Nursing Elisabeth Vallone, MS, RN, NE-BC.
AACN President Beth Wathen, MSN, APRN, CCRN-K, applauds the commitment of the caregivers at the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. These dedicated health care professionals join other members of our exceptional community of nurses, who set the standard for optimal patient care.
The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence earned by the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital signifies an effective approach to policies, procedures and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders. The unit has evaluation and improvement strategies in place and good performance measures when compared to relevant benchmarks. The Medical Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital earned its silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:
• Leadership Structures and Systems
• Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
• Effective Communication, Knowledge Management and Learning and Development
• Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
• Outcome Measurement
For more information on the award-winning services and programs provided by Good Samaritan Hospital, visit www.chsli.org/good-samaritan-hospital or call (631) 376-4444.