AGH placed first in the region for initiative: superior personalized care
given to patients and their families in the Ocean City area for vacation.
Atlantic General Hospital’s Critical Care Unit nursing team recently
received an award from Advance for Nurses magazine for being a finalist
for its 2007 Best Nursing Team Award.
With recognition typically awarded to major medical centers in larger
urban areas, Atlantic General Hospital is the first healthcare organization
of its size to be chosen as a finalist by the magazine, a leader in its
field with a circulation of nearly 850,000 readers.
Although a runner-up, Atlantic General’s critical care nurses placed
first overall in the category of initiative. The quality of personalized
care given to patients and their families who are visiting the Ocean City
area for vacation was cited as a determining factor.
“I can’t imagine what it must be like to be on vacation and
have a family member end up in critical care,” said Monica French,
a registered nurse in Atlantic General’s Critical Care Unit who
submitted the application to Advance for Nurses. “A lot of emotional
support is required. Often times, these patients are way from their regular
medical care providers, they’re not at their best, and it’s
important to care for all of them – patients and family members.”
The nurses who win these awards are from different fields, but they all
have a certain kind of spirit, French said. “I thought, ‘we
have that.’ So I applied, thinking what a moral booster it would
Atlantic General Hospital submitted their application along with other
healthcare organizations in the PA, southern NJ, and DE region.
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