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Elmhurst Hospital awarded for critical care

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:44 p.m. CST

ELMHURST — Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's progressive critical care units were honored with the American Association for Critical Care Nurses silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence, the hospital said.

Elmhurst Memorial is among eight Beacon-winning progressive critical care units in Illinois and 113 across the country.

The honor recognizes hospital critical care units that employ "outstanding evidence-based practices" designed to improve patient and family outcomes and aligns with the AACN’s six standards for a healthy work environment.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital will be honored for the award in May during the annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Boston.

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