Inova Fairfax Hospital Progressive Coronary Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Designation marks significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment

Falls Church, VAAugust 2, 2019 – The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units achieving this three-year award meet national criteria consistent with Magnet® Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

Steve Narang, MD, President of Inova Fairfax Hospital, says “this latest award for Inova Fairfax Hospital exemplifies our team’s relentless commitment to patient safety and patient-centered care.  Every day, our exceptional PCCU team epitomizes Inova’s values by delivering highly reliable “patient always” care.

AACN President Megan Brunson, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-CSC, applauds Inova Fairfax’s PCCU team for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. The PCCU team joins other members of Inova Fairfax Hospital’s exceptional community of nurses, in setting the standard for optimal patient care.

“Receiving a Beacon Award for Excellence demonstrates a commitment to providing safe, patient-centered and evidence-based care to patients and families. Creating healthy and supportive work environments empowers nurses and other team members to make their optimal contribution.” Brunson explains.

Read more about the AACN Silver Beacon Award at this link; learn more about Inova Fairfax Hospital’s world-class nursing team here.

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Inova’s flagship location is the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. We consistently receive accolades for the high quality of patient care and safety in both national and regional rankings.   Our campus includes Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. IFMC is also home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas.   For more information, visit our website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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