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ER is One of Only 19 Recipients Nationwide
VINELAND, NJ (October 9, 2018) –Today Inspira Medical Center Elmer’s Emergency Department celebrated receiving the prestigious Lantern Award. The Lantern Award is presented by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and is earned by emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. Inspira Elmer earned its first Lantern Award in 2011 and is currently one of only 19 recipients nationwide.
The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. By achieving the Lantern Award recognition, emergency departments demonstrate to their peers that they exemplify a culture of excellence in emergency care including strong leadership, practice credibility and workplace recognition.
“Receiving the Lantern Award for a second time signifies that the Inspira Medical Center Elmer Emergency Department is truly committed to quality care for our community,” said Janet Davies, MSN, RN, APN, CCNS, vice president of patient care services at Inspira Health Network.
“The nursing staff accomplished this by incorporating evidence-based practice guidelines, and innovation into their own practice. They also have a work environment that encourages professional growth through national certification and continuing education,” added Davies.
ENA evaluates emergency departments on a wide variety of performance and outcome metrics. They also consider qualitative information, noteworthy practices, and each department’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
The Lantern Award name pays homage to Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from a mostly untrained job to a skilled medical profession. She is sometimes referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she would work deep into the night checking on wounded British soldiers as they slept.
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About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 43,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.