Texas Health Fort Worth’s cardiac care unit received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This is Texas Health’s second silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in less than two months, after the hospital earned another award for its neurosurgical ICU in January.
Texas Health is currently the only facility in Texas to be recognized for both its neurosurgical ICU and CCU. Texas Health is one of 24 coronary care units in the U.S. to be selected for the silver-level award.
The Beacon Award for Excellence, established in 2003, recognizes hospital units that meet and exceed standards including leadership structures and systems, appropriate staffing and staff engagement, effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development, evidence-based practices, and outcome measurement. A silver-level Beacon Award represents continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care.
Texas Health’s CCU is located in its Heart Center and offers a wide range of cardiovascular programs, including screenings for early detection and advanced diagnostics.
Lillie Biggins, Texas Health Fort Worth hospital president, says being recognized for another Beacon Award in two difference areas of patient care in less than two months “validates the quality nurses we have here.
“The accolades and recognition are nice, but it all boils down to our ongoing commitment to provide quality, personalized care to Fort Worth residents and members of the surrounding communities,” Biggins added. “Looking beyond the ailment and addressing the needs of each person who enters our doors with compassion and confidence is key.”