NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi receives three Beacon Awards for nursing excellence

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi leadership and staff pose for a photo.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi leadership and staff pose for a photo.
Photo courtesy John Doyle

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano announced today that Jacobi has been awarded several Beacon Awards for Excellence for its Cardiac Catherization Lab (Gold Level), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Silver Level) and Cardiac Critical Care Unit (Silver Level). The Beacon Awards are given by American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses (AACN).

“As I’ve said many times, Jacobi and North Central Bronx wouldn’t be able to operate without the perseverance and dedication of our nurses,” said Mastromano. “This award is further proof that our nurses provide world-class care to our patients.”

The AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 200 chapters in the United States. The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone that recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three‐year, three‐ level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

“These awards are clear sign that these units maintain a positive and supportive work environment with a high degree of collaboration between colleagues and leaders, nurturing empowerment and leadership among the nursing staff, and working together to successfully improve patient outcomes,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive Natalia Cineas.

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