Porter’s Emergency Department Listed Among National Elite

(DENVER, COLO.) - Porter Adventist Hospital is proud to announce it is among the 28 emergency departments in the nation to earn the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) 2019 Lantern Award. The annual award, announced yesterday afternoon, recognizes exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

“The emergency department nurses, technicians and physicians at Porter Adventist Hospital exemplify compassion, care, skill and ability and I could not be prouder of this team to earn such distinguished award,” said James Sandoval, Director of Emergency Services at Porter. “To be listed among the top 28 emergency departments in the nation is a tremendous honor and a testament to how well we care for every person who comes into this hospital.”

The Lantern award, named in honor of Florence Nightingale who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession, evaluates efficiency, and how well an emergency department incorporates evidence-based practice and innovation to deliver the best outcomes. Porter’s emergency department has incorporated several innovative solutions such as a direct-to-catherization-lab protocol for immediate heart attack intervention and is leading the charge with behavioral health treatment.

Porter Adventist Hospital will be recognized in ENA publications and at the association’s annual conference later this year in Austin, Texas, and plans to prominently display its Lantern Award in the emergency department.

Sandoval added, “The Lantern Award acts as a visible symbol of excellence and shines a bright light on our emergency department’s commitment to providing the best emergency care possible.”

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