July/August 2013

St. Luke’s is First in Texas to Receive Three AACN Beacon Awards


St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX, is the first hospital in the state to receive three Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Unit 7 Cooley A, a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit, and unit 7 South 3, a medical/pulmonary critical care unit, both received gold-level Beacon Awards; unit 7 South 6 received a silver-level award and is the first nephrology unit in the nation to receive a Beacon Award

The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six standards for a healthy work environment.