The CardioVascular Care Unit at the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado is proud of its Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The award recognizes the nation’s top pediatric, progressive, and adult critical care units across a multitude of hospitals. It represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.
As a Beacon Award recipient, CVCU at the CardioVascular Institute 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