Middleburg Hts., OH
(Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017) – Southwest General recently received the prestigious Lantern Award™
from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The award recognizes Emergency
Departments (ED) that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance
in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
ED patients and their families seek quick access, meaningful interactions
with the health care team and a coordinated plan. The Lantern Award serves
as a visible symbol to patients that excellence is valued and that exceptional
care is provided in the recipient’s ED. Additionally, the award
illuminates an ED’s commitment to quality, safety, presence of a
healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based
practice and innovation into emergency care.
“At Southwest General, we make patient safety and providing high-quality
emergency care, top priorities,” said William A. Young, Jr., president
and chief executive officer, Southwest General. “Patients today
are taking a more active role in their health care and where they receive
care. We are grateful to ENA for recognizing the exceptional work being
done by our ED staff, and we hope patients will use this as a guiding
light when deciding where to go for their emergency care needs.”
The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited
with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based
profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for
her actions during the Crimean War, when she worked deep into the night,
bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers
as they slept.
“To be recognized by an organization in our profession with this
award is a tremendous honor,” said Berni Martin, RN, MSN, CEN, NE-BC,
director, Emergency Services, Southwest General. “I am incredibly
proud of our team.”
Southwest General is one of only 22 facilities in the U.S. to receive this award.
Award recipients were recognized at the 2017 Emergency Nurses Conference.
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About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 350-bed acute care facility
located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General
is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art
technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized
care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities
it serves. For more information, visit swgeneral.com or find Southwest
General on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates
for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines
and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise
in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness and all aspects of emergency
care. Additional information is available at