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Suburban Hospital Emergency Department Wins Prestigious Lantern Award from Emergency Nurses Association - 07/18/2018

Suburban Hospital Emergency Department Wins Prestigious Lantern Award from Emergency Nurses Association

Release Date: July 18, 2018

Suburban Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) has won the coveted 2018 Lantern Award™ from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The award recognizes emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
“Suburban Hospital was one of only 19 emergency departments in the nation to receive the Lantern Award this year,” said ENA President Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN. “The Lantern Award acts as a visible symbol to patients that the receiving emergency department values excellence and delivers exceptional care. It shines a light on that emergency department’s commitment to providing safe practice and safe care. These departments truly deserve this year’s award.”
“I am constantly amazed at the commitment to safety and quality that Suburban’s ED nurses embody,” Leighann Sidone, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Suburban Hospital. “They provide exceptional care in a high-pressure environment while always striving to improve their daily practice. I am proud to call them my colleagues, and I am delighted they have been recognized with this prestigious award.”
Barton Leonard, MD, medical director and chair of Suburban’s hospital emergency department, said, “I could not be more proud of our team of nurses who work tirelessly to care for our patients with unparalleled expertise coupled with great empathy and compassion.”
The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with transitioning nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War, when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept. 
The Lantern Award designation is valid for three years. Emergency departments can then reapply.

About Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopaedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with around-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions. Learn more at

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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