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The Emergency Care Center at Oak Hill Hospital is Again Nationally Recognized for Exceptional, Innovative Performance

June 16, 2014

The Oak Hill Hospital Emergency Care Center is one of only 17 hospitals nationwide to be honored by the Emergency Nurses Association for its highly coveted Lantern Award

Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that its Emergency Care Center is again the recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association highly coveted Lantern Award. The Emergency Care Center is one of only 17 nationally who received this award.

Only 17 emergency centers nationally met the award criteria for the Lantern Award designation. In notifying us of the award the ENA stated that, “The Lantern Award designation is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Achievement of the Lantern Award indicates that your emergency department exemplifies outstanding and exemplary performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.” The 17 emergency departments nationally that were recognized by the ENA were evaluated on a wide variety of performance and outcome metrics as well as qualitative questions about noteworthy practices and attributes to the emergency department focusing on our commitment to excellence and innovation.

The Lantern Award designation is valid for three years. After that emergency departments must reapply, be evaluated and meet the award criteria in order to regain their Lantern Award recognition. This is Oak Hill Hospital’s emergency department’s second recognition valid through 2017.

Oak Hill Hospital’s Emergency Care Center is proud to be staffed by 100% board certified emergency nurses.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The ENA is the only professional nurses association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, the ENA serves as the voice for more than 39,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. Additional information is available at ENA’s website www.ENA.org.

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