Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation recently announced that the hospital’s medical intensive care unit (MICU) has again been awarded a silver-level American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence, which is a three-year designation highlighting the unit’s achievement of exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction.
ECMC’s MICU had previously received the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in June 2017 and is one of 16 silver-level Beacon awards in New York state for 2020.
“ECMC receives ICU transfers from hospitals all across Western New York because of the high-level skill of our MICU caregivers,” said ECMC Corporation President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D. “These skilled clinicians consistently provide excellent, quality care to some of the sickest patients in our community, especially during the last several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be only one of 16 silver-level MICU’s in the state is a testament to the remarkable team of caregivers who make ECMC’s MICU such an extraordinarily special Unit. Receiving this high-level national recognition is yet just another example of the high quality of care and dedication of the entire ECMC family.”