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Published on August 22, 2013

Coronary Care Unit at Asante Rogue Regional Earns Gold Beacon Award for Excellence

Beacon Award for Excellence signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) ( recently awarded the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Coronary Care Unit (CCU) with the Gold Beacon Award for Excellence. The CCU at Asante Rogue Regional is the only cardiac unit in Oregon to earn Gold. Of the 13 hospitals in Oregon that have earned a Beacon Award only three of them have achieved Gold. The ICU at Asante Rogue Regional is a Silver Beacon Award recipient. For a complete list, click HERE.

In healthcare organizations, excellence is the sum of many complex parts. The Beacon Award for Excellence provides a road map and tools to assist critical care units on their path to excellence. 

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) created the Beacon Award to recognize individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care.

For patients and their families, the Beacon Award signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. For critical care nurses, a Beacon Award can mean a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover. 

The award incorporates these elements:

  • Leadership structures and systems
  • Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
  • Effective communication
  • Knowledge management and best practices
  • Evidence-based practice and processes
  • Patient outcomes

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