Advance for Nurses Announces 2014 Best Nursing Teams
In celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, ADVANCE has presented its annual Best Nursing Team awards. Nursing teams from across the country submitted essays describing how their team achieved specific outcomes. A panel of judges evaluated the entries for initiative, adaptability, expertise and outreach. The winning team members were presented with an award and other gifts commemorating the honor of being named Best Team.
In celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, ADVANCE presented the award in the spirit of initiative, adaptability, expertise, outreach and teamwork. The award has been a part of Nurses Week since 2000.
"Nurses should be celebrated for their independence and autonomy. They have the ability to use their knowledge and skills and are not dependent on others to tell them what to do. Yet, nurses never truly work alone," said Linda Jones, editor of ADVANCE for Nurses. "At a minimum they are part of a team made up of patient and nurse. More often, they are members of many teams simultaneously: the multidisciplinary care team, the unit, the nursing department, the hospital and the healthcare community. It is nurses' commitment to cooperation in order to achieve best results that we celebrate nursing teams during National Nurses Week."
Nursing teams from across the country submitted essays describing how their team achieved specific outcomes, and a panel of judges evaluated the entries.
The winning teams are featured on the ADVANCE for Nurses website, advanceweb.com/nurses, beginning April 28, 2014. The team members were presented with an award and other gifts commemorating the honor of being named Best Team.
National Winning Teams:
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Magnet Team
Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va., The 2B Team
St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Mich., Senior ER Department
Berks Regional Nursing Research Alliance, Reading, Pa.
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Outpatient Mental Health Registered Nurses
Community Hospital Anderson, Anderson, Ind., Surgical Services Team
UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Martin Health System, Stuart, Fla., Clinical Education Team
Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Emerson, N.J., Nursing Department
St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Ga., Orthopedic/Spinal Unit
Additional Regional Winning Teams
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J., Inpatient OR
Butler Hospital, Providence, R.I., De-escalation Emergency Assist Team
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, Mother/Baby Unit
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, Developmental Therapeutics Unit
Inspira Medical Center Vineland, Vineland, N.J., Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Team
Duke University Hospital, Raleigh, N.C., General Medicine
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