Awards and Recognition for Local RNs and Hospitals

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Awards and Recognition for Local RNs and Hospitals

February 2014

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN
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You may have a “wall of fame” at your hospital where plaques and awards are hung or displayed; this is ours. Join us in celebrating the dedicated service of the nurses who made these many distinctions possible.

Magnet Recognition Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
For the fourth consecutive time, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has earned Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cedars is the only hospital in California and one of only 12 hospitals worldwide to have achieved that distinction four times in a row.

Since 2000, when it became the first Southern California hospital to earn Magnet recognition, Cedars has continued its excellence in nursing and patient outcomes while maintaining a commitment to the health of the community. More than 73 percent of the approximately 2,800 nurses employed by Cedars hold bachelor’s degrees and roughly 13 percent hold advanced degrees. Fifty-six percent have specialty certifications.

Golden Beacon Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The pediatric cardiothoracic ICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has earned the Gold Beacon Award from the
American Association of Critical Care Nurses. First awarded in 2003, the Beacon Award recognizes healthcare facilities for high standards of quality and safety. The award has three levels, bronze, silver and gold, with the gold level representing the highest honor.

To receive a Beacon Award, hospitals must pass a rigorous evaluation that considers recruitment and retention; education, training and mentoring; research and evidence-based practice; patient outcomes; leadership and organizational ethics; and promotion of a healthy workplace. Barbara Gross, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, director of CHLA’s Heart Institute, says, “Each and every one of our nurses and staff has contributed to this recognition and it is because of them that we have been awarded the gold.”

Celebrating 40 Years Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Providence Tarzana Medical Center is celebrating 40 years of service to the community. The 249-bed hospital is affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is home to one of the largest NICUs in the San Fernando Valley.

Over the years, Providence Tarzana has been recognized for its cardiac care and women’s healthcare. Last year, Healthgrades, a consumer rating agency that measures healthcare providers’ quality and safety, ranked Providence Tarzana among the top 100 hospitals in the country across several medical specialties. Providence Tarzana offers nursing preceptorships and mentoring opportunities along with an RN-to-BSN “bridge program.”  


April Manansala White MemorialDaisy Award for April Manansala, RN
At White Memorial Medical Center, nurses are nominated for the Daisy Award every month by patients or family members. Here’s what they had to say about the January Daisy Winner, April Manansala, RN, 6 South telemetry unit:
• “April is by far one of the most caring professional of nurses I’ve ever had the honor of meeting.”

• “It’s a great feeling to know that someone as kind and caring is taking care of me at night.”
• “April made me feel very comfortable. She was very responsive and polite. I requested a lot from her and she never grew impatient.”

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