The emergency department nurses at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children were awarded the 2019 Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is the only hospital in Delaware, as well as the only pediatric hospital in the Delaware Valley, to have received this national award. Only 28 emergency departments across the country were awarded this year.

The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who worked to improve and change nursing care in the 19th century. The award recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate excellent practice and innovative performance through leadership, education, advocacy and research. The Lantern Award has been recognizing Emergency Department nurses since 2011, and each award is valid for three years.

“The Lantern award recognizes the hard work and commitment of our ED nurses,” said James Thomas, nurse manager, Emergency Department at Nemours duPont Hospital for Children. “It highlights how well we work as a team both within the ED and with departments throughout our hospital. This dedication and true team effort ensures Nemours’ commitment to quality and safety stays at the forefront, without sacrificing putting the patient first with everything we do.”

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