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Medical center unit lauded for patient care

The Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Some of the members of the Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center, standing, from left: Registered Nurses Scholastica Masioge, Susie Laird, Beth Cooke, Kristin Tirado, Samantha Valcarce, Chuck Balcome, and Maria Gates; Clinical Director Wilma Perkes; Nursing Supervisor Kevin Merk; and Registered Nurses Dianna Jackson, Nancy Engle, and Christine Leibering. Kneeling, from left: Jamie Wrede, RN; Sezaline Rogers, PCT; Frank Villa, PCT; and Diana Martinez, RN (submitted photo).

Some of the members of the Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center, standing, from left: Registered Nurses Scholastica Masioge, Susie Laird, Beth Cooke, Kristin Tirado, Samantha Valcarce, Chuck Balcome, and Maria Gates; Clinical Director Wilma Perkes; Nursing Supervisor Kevin Merk; and Registered Nurses Dianna Jackson, Nancy Engle, and Christine Leibering. Kneeling, from left: Jamie Wrede, RN; Sezaline Rogers, PCT; Frank Villa, PCT; and Diana Martinez, RN (submitted photo).

That makes John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Sunnyslope the only hospital in Arizona with three patient care units recognized for exceptional patient care through evidence-based care and collaboration.  In the country, fewer than 25 hospitals have three or more units with Beacon designations.

Beacon units set the standard for patient care. The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Intensive Care Unit at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln also have Beacon awards.

“We have a dynamic and cohesive team that strives to put the patient first at all times,” said Maria Gates, RN, BSN, clinical director of the Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit. “I am extremely proud of this accomplishment for our unit as it speaks to the excellence we demonstrate every day. I am honored to work with such an amazing group of professionals.”

“These awards show John C. Lincoln Medical Center’s dedication to excellence,” added Kristina Zimmermann, MSN, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center. “Our nurses provide the best care and put our patients first. It’s gratifying when an independent organization also recognizes our nurses’ care as among the very best.”

About 339 units in hospitals across the country have Beacon designations.

 

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