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Community Regional's neuro ICU nationally recognized for nursing excellence

Community Regional was one of just seven neuroscience intensive care units in the U.S. to earn a Beacon Gold Award of Excellence.
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Community Regional was one of just seven neuroscience intensive care units in the United States — and the only one in California — to earn a Beacon Gold Award of Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). 

The distinction is given to critical care nursing teams who demonstrate top patient outcomes, strong collaboration with other units, a healthy work environment and best-in-class nursing practices.

Blue graphic and text over white background. It reads "AACN Beacon Award for Excellence."For patients and families, this achievement means they can expect a program that puts patients first, according to the AACN. For nurses, the award signifies “a positive work environment with greater collaboration, higher morale and lower turnover.”

AACN’s chief nursing officer Connie Barden praised the “grit, determination and passion” of Community Regional’s nurses: “You hit the bullseye for how we measure excellence,” she said in a congratulatory video.

“This is outstanding work by our team,” said Danny Davis, Chief Clinical and Operations Officer for Community Health System. He also thanked other teams and disciplines within the hospital and, in particular, Community’s neuroscience doctors, for their support and collaboration. “And what’s even more remarkable is this pursuit of excellence was accomplished while normalizing processes after the pandemic and growing neurological services.”

This is the second recent distinction for Community Regional’s neurological services. In October 2023, the hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

Community Regional is the only hospital in Fresno to be recognized for this advanced level of stroke care and the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the five county region (Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings and Tulare counties).

A Comprehensive Stroke Center cares for all types of patients, treating the most complex stroke cases — including bleeding (or hemorrhagic) strokes and ischemic strokes, as well as offering 24/7 access to a team of on-site neurosurgical experts. 

Learn more about what Valley patients can expect from Community’s best-in-class neuroscience care and support offerings. 
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