Exeter Hospital nurses have achieved several prestigious external awards which include:
The Beacon Award for Excellence:
The Beacon Award for Excellence provides a road map and tools to assist hospital units on their path to excellence, honoring individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care. The Beacon Award’s three levels of designation recognize significant milestones along a unit’s journey to excellence. More than 500 units have received a Beacon Award since 2010, which is a testament to the importance of achieving standards of excellence and the value of being recognized for their efforts.
At Exeter Hospital, the Intensive Care Unit and the Progressive Care units staff have both attained either Gold or Silver Status in the last few years. In July 2018, The Family Center achieved a Silver Level Beacon Award for excellence, one of only two Obstetric units in the country. This makes 3 units at Exeter Hospital to have received the award, the only hospital in NH with this distinction!
Mission Lifeline Award:
The AHA's Mission: Lifeline® program recognizes hospitals for their outstanding performance in high quality systems care performance by meeting or exceeding guideline therapy recommendations in treating patients presenting with STEMI heart attacks.
Exeter Hospitals Cardiac Cath Lab has achieved the Mission Lifeline award forhigh-quality, multidisciplinary, patient centered cardiovascular care.
IBCLC Care Award:
The IBCLC Care Award is a special recognition given to Hospital-Based Facilities and Community Based Agencies that staff International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certificants as part of the care team serving new families. To be eligible for the Hospital-Based Award, the facility must have one or more dedicated lactation consultant support positions with an IBCLC® as the required credential; a dedicated lactation program available at least 5 days a week; an evidence-based project started within the last two years that protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding and the IBCLC® credential; and documentation of breastfeeding-focused training separate from the breastfeeding project which was provided within the last two years for health professional staff who care for new families.
Exeter Hospitals Family Center’s Lactation staff have achieved the IBCLC Care Award.