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Craig Hospital earns ANA’s top U.S. nursing award in rehabilitation for 3rd time in 4 years

February 05, 2014

It’s time to celebrate! We are excited to announce that Craig Hospital has received the American Nursing Association’s top honor in the category of rehabilitation for the third time in four years.

Craig is among six hospitals to receive the NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality®. Those six were selected from more than 2,000 hospitals that report results to NDNQI and measure their performance against other NDNQI hospitals regionally, statewide, and nationwide.

The awards were presented yesterday, February 5, at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Quality Conference™ in Phoenix, AZ. The award winners participate in ANA’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®), the nation’s most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures.

At Craig we want the best results when it comes to patient care! Improving the quality of nursing services that directly affect patient outcomes is ingrained in what we do. Craig Hospital, recently participated in an American Nursing Association case study to determine how to reduce the number of patient falls. We were able to reduce the number of patient falls by 16 percent, by creating and implementing a policy requiring two staff members to transfer patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Diane Reinhard, RN, MBA, vice president of patient care services and CNO of Craig Hospital told ANA, “Having committed staff has helped Craig Hospital achieve excellence in nursing. The leadership team does their part by doing their best to listen to the staff’s ideas, figuring the frontline staff know best.”