Journey to the beacon award: The Georgetown University Hospital perspective

Lisa Jaworski Miller, Gina Corbett, Mary Herold, Doris Tavares, Lisa Kirchner, Janie Heath

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The medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., was among the first four hospitals to be awarded the Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses. The Beacon Award is given to those units that prove, through a 42-question application, how they excel and serve as a guiding light to other intensive care units. The MICU's "journey" to the award prompted an introspective look into the unit, its policies, and its methods of providing the highest quality patient care, in an environment that is supportive to the nursing staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-161
Number of pages7
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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