The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Hospital is pleased to again be a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s Lantern Award.
The ENA bestows the Lantern Award to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
CHOC is one of only eight emergency departments in California – and 53 worldwide – to be honored with the 2023 award.
“We are gratified to see our commitment to incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into pediatric emergency care recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association,” said Melanie Patterson, DNP, MHA, RN, CHOC’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. “This honor is further evidence of our high standards for quality, safety and healthy work environment.”
The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC is a 22,000-square-foot, full-service emergency department designed to meet the unique needs of children. It features 35 treatment rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and discharge exam rooms and three triage suites.
The ENA Lantern Award honors the late Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded soldiers as they slept.
For more information on this year’s Lantern Award recipients, visit the Emergency Nurses Association website.