NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, Emergency Department

Mineola, New York

The Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island provides advanced medical care for people experiencing serious illness and injury, including heart attack, stroke and sepsis. There is a dedicated critical care resuscitation unit and a dedicated American College of Surgeons- Verified Level 1 trauma center. NYU Langone-Long Island is a magnet designated facility delivering care to 87,000 patients annually.

There were a variety of initiatives included in the Lantern Award application. Nursing innovation was forefront as a department initiative to improve barcode medication administration compliance with a nursing peer led education and in-service program. Additionally, peer recognition through kudos cards, daisy award nominations and cheers for peers were instituted to inspire and acknowledge the staff for all of their hard work. The Emergency Department unit practice council developed a staff recognition survey to enhance the sense of belonging and value for staff in the department. Nursing collaboration with the interdisciplinary team lead to stellar sepsis identification and treatment, achieving 95-100% compliance with CMS measures and ensuring optimal patient outcomes. The Lantern Award is an accomplishment that demonstrates the stellar collaboration of staff, leadership and the interdisciplinary team which represents the exceptionalism of the department.