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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - Medical ICU receives gold-level award for Clinical Care Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to the Medical Intensive Care Unit at South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center. The gold-level Beacon Award signifies excellent and sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. The Medical Intensive Care Unit at SJH earned a gold award by meeting the following evidence-based criteria:

  • Patient Outcomes
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
  • Leadership Structures and Systems
  • Staff Engagement
  • Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development, Best Practices


This award comes on the heels of a second Beacon Award for the Cardiac ICU at the RMC. Only 61 intensive care units, out of approximately 6,000 nationwide, have ever earned the award more than once. Just 315 have earned it a single time.