ANA has recognized six recipients of its 2013 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators awards, including Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo. "When we look at the NDNQI, we benchmark ourselves against Magnet hospitals instead of rehabilitation hospitals. The standards are stricter," said Craig Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Diane Reinhard. To achieve excellence, hospitals should be proactive and "have nurses own the data, so when something falls apart they catch it," said Terry Wheat, director of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago.

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