The Emergency Department (ED) at Edward Hospital in Naperville has been named a 2017 recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award. Edward, which was also recognized in 2011 and 2014, is one of only three hospitals in the country to be honored three consecutive times. Lantern Award recognition is valid for three years.
Edward is one of only 22 hospital EDs nationwide and one of only three in Illinois to receive the honor this year. The Edward emergency team will be recognized at the ENA Annual Conference in St. Louis in September.
The Lantern Award honors EDs that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept.
Edward offers 24/7 emergency services at Edward Hospital in Naperville, 801 S. Washington St. and on its Edward Plainfield campus at 127th St. and Van Dyke Rd. In 2016, Edward’s two ERs treated more than 101,000 patients – 71,295 in Naperville and 30,039 in Plainfield – among the most for hospitals in the Chicago area and state of Illinois.
For more information about Edward’s emergency and immediate care services in the west and southwest suburbs, visit www.EEHealth.org/services/emergency.