19 emergency departments honored for leadership, quality

The Emergency Nurses Association recognized 19 emergency departments across the U.S. with its Lantern Award, which honors EDs that demonstrate excellent performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

The award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, referred to as the "Lady of the Lamp" for carrying a lantern as she cared for wounded soldiers in the night during the Crimean War.

"The Lantern Award acts as a visible symbol to patients that the receiving emergency department values excellence and delivers exceptional care," said ENA President Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN. "It shines a light on that emergency department's commitment to providing safe practice and safe care."

Here are the 19 Lantern Award recipients for 2018:

1. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center — Hammonton (N.J.) Satellite Emergency Department
2. Belton (Mo.) Regional Medical Center Emergency Department — HCA Midwest Health System
3. Bethesda Butler Hospital Emergency Department — TriHealth (Hamilton, Ohio)
4. Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (Richmond, Va.)
5. Boston Children's Hospital Emergency Department
6. Hughes Spalding Hospital Emergency Department — Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 
7. Inova Loudoun Emergency Department (Leesburg, Va.)
8. Inspira Medical Center Elmer (N.J.) Emergency Department
9. Marin General Hospital Emergency Department (Greenbrae, Calif.)
10. Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center Emergency Department — Atlantic Health System
11. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Emergency Department (Winfield, Ill.)
12. Pennsylvania Hospital Emergency Department — Penn Medicine (Philadelphia)
13. Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System Emergency Department
14. St. Anthony Hospital Emergency Department (Lakewood, Colo.)
15. Suburban Hospital Emergency Department — Johns Hopkins Medicine (Bethesda, Md.)
16. Swedish Medical Center Emergency Department — HCA-HealthONE (Englewood, Colo.)
17. The Reading Hospital Emergency Department — Tower Health System (West Reading, Pa.)
18. UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department (Los Angeles)
19. UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Hospital Emergency Department (Hanover, Pa.)

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