Inspira Medical Center Vineland’s Emergency Department is one of only 80 in the country to receive the prestigious Lantern Award, a national recognition presented by the Emergency Nurses Association. The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. “The Emergency Nurses Association reviews extensive quality and safety metrics when recognizing an Emergency Department with the prestigious Lantern Award. We are extremely proud that Inspira Vineland has joined Inspira Elmer among only 80 Lantern Award emergency departments nationwide,” said Janet Davies, MSN, RN, APN, CCNS, vice president of patient care services at Inspira Health.“
ENA evaluates emergency departments on a wide variety of performance and outcome metrics. They also consider qualitative information, noteworthy practices, and each department’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
The Lantern Award name pays homage to Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from a mostly untrained job to a skilled medical profession. She is sometimes referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she would work deep into the night checking on wounded British soldiers as they slept.