Keck Hospital of USC 7 West Surgical ICU has earned the Beacon of Excellence Award.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurse’s Beacon Award for Excellence provides a road map and tools to assist hospital units on their path to excellence, honoring individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care.

For nurses, a Beacon Award signals a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover.

— Douglas Morino