February 28, 2011

Johns Hopkins Hospital’s MICU wins national award

The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an honor from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses that recognizes the best critical care units in the nation.

The Johns Hopkins MICU was praised for successful recruitment and retention practices; education, training and mentoring; research and evidence-based practice; patient outcomes; leadership and organization ethics; and healing environment.

The MICU is the first unit at Johns Hopkins to receive the award, which is designed to distinguish the nation’s top pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units across a multitude of hospitals.