National recognition for Edward ER.
Trib Local/Naperville and Plainfield:
Edward earns second consecutive Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award
Posted By Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, Community Contributor
June 19, 2014
The Emergency Department (ED) at Edward Hospital in Naperville has been named a 2014 recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award. Edward is one of only 17 hospital EDs nationwide to receive the Lantern Award this year. Edward was also honored in 2011. Lantern Award recognition is valid for three years. The Edward emergency team will receive the award at the 2014 ENA Annual Conference in Indianapolis this October.
The Lantern Award recognizes a select group of EDs that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The award is a visible symbol of an ED's commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care.
All EDs are eligible to apply for the Lantern Award, but only a select few meet the highest excellence standards. The rigorous application process requires EDs to submit detailed performance metrics, narratives and exemplar responses. A team of reviewers thoroughly evaluates the submissions through a blinded review process.
Edward offers 24/7 emergency services at Edward Hospital in Naperville, 801 S. Washington St. and on its Edward Plainfield campus at 127th St. and Van Dyke Rd. Together, the two ERs treated nearly 91,000 patients in 2013, among the most for hospitals in the Chicago area and state of Illinois. For more information about Edward's emergency and immediate care services in the west and southwest suburbs, visit www.edward.org/er.
To check Edward's ER Wait Times, download the app at www.edward.org/erwaittimes - click on the Edward ER app icon or search "Edward ER" in the App Store; text "ERwait" to 41411; visit www.edward.org (ER wait times are in the bottom left corner of the home page) or call (630) 527-5969.
The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the "Lady of the Lamp" for her actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept.
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