Craig Hospital’s specialized Nurse Advice Line (NAL), a resource designed to provide nationwide phone-based education to individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), recently received the 2012 Magnet Prize. The award was presented to the Englewood, Colo-based facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

A Craig Hospital news release notes that the Magnet Prize is designated as the top Magnet award and considered to be one of the most prestigious nursing awards in the US. The Magnet Prize was reportedly presented to Craig staff during the ANCC National Magnet Conference Banquet in Los Angeles earlier this month. The $25,000 purse is intended to help continue, advance, or publicize the winning innovation, the release adds.

“As the sponsor of the ANCC Magnet Prize, Cerner Corporation is…pleased to provide Craig Hospital with the largest purse prize to help advance its leadership in nursing practice,” Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Cerner Corporation vice president, adds.

The NAL, which was originally conceived in 2008, is a free service, Craig says, designed to provide patients, families, and caregivers with evidence-based information and education about SCI. Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANCC executive director, notes that the resource serves as an example of the nurse-led care delivery improvements taking place in Magnet organizations on a daily basis.

For more information about the NAL, click here.

Source: Craig Hospital