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News Release
ICU at GSH Achieves Beacon Status
Original Release Date: October 15, 2013 KEARNEY - The Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital has been awarded a bronze Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) created the Beacon Award to recognize individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care. Bronze-level awardees demonstrate success in developing, deploying and integrating unit-based performance criteria for optimal patient outcomes. Beacon-recognized units set the standard for excellence in acute and critical care environments. Good Samaritan's ICU is the first nursing unit in the state of Nebraska to earn any level of Beacon recognition. The ICU at Good Samaritan has 16 private rooms and provides care to critically sick and injured patients facing a life-threatening illness. The ICU is located on the second floor of the hospital's West Tower.