Lane Regional Medical Center was named "2016 Acute Care Hospital of the Year" (61-160 beds) at the 15th Annual Nightingale Awards held on March 5th at L’Auberge Baton Rouge. This is the second time the hospital has received this award.
The annual Nightingale Awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and the Louisiana State Nurses Association to recognize excellence in nursing and quality service in the nursing and healthcare industry.
The Nightingale Award for Acute Care Hospital of the Year is based on four criteria:
- innovation through nursing leadership and management within the hospital
- organizational initiatives supportive of nursing practices
- evidence of registered nurse decision making and participation in management decisions
- recognition of registered nurse achievements and support of nursing participation in professional organizations
"Lane Regional Medical Center seeks to provide progressive, competent and caring healthcare service to the patients we serve," said Staci Sullivan, Chief Nursing Officer. "It is an honor and privilege for me to lead and work with the outstanding nursing staff at Lane."
“Once again we are very proud of this recognition on a state-wide level,” said Randy Olson, Chief Executive Officer. “We have a phenomenal group of professionals who work at Lane, and it is great that the judges from outside Louisiana confirmed that with this Award. Our efforts are ongoing to ensure the patients who receive services here are giving the very best care possible at all times.”