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Published: Dec 14, 2011

By Tampa General Hospital


December 14, 2011 (Tampa, FL) – Tampa General’s Cardiac Telemetry Unit has received a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). It is the hospital’s first non-critical care unit to receive the award. According to the AACN website, Tampa General is the only Tampa Bay area hospital and is one of only three hospitals in the state receiving a Beacon Award, which runs through 2014. The 50-bed unit includes inpatient and outpatient areas and provides continuous telemetry monitoring for patients with a variety of cardiac-related conditions. It is located on the fifth floor of the West Pavilion. The AACN, the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, represents more than 500,000 nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients. Its Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes the nation’s hospital units that use evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes. It includes three award levels: bronze, silver, and gold.