Members of The Christ Hospital Medical Center Liberty Township Emergency Department.

The Christ Hospital Health Network’s Liberty Township Emergency Department Earns National Award

The ENA Lantern Award Recognizes Exceptional and Innovative Performance

CINCINNATI (July 12, 2023) – The Christ Hospital Health Network’s Liberty Township Emergency Department has been selected as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2023 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovation in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research performance. The Liberty Township Emergency Department was one of just 53 emergency departments around the world to receive the honor.

The ENA Lantern Award showcases emergency departments accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. As part of the application, EDs are encouraged to share stories that highlight a commitment to care of patients, as well as the well-being of nursing staff. The award serves as a visible symbol of our commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment.

“We are honored to have The Christ Hospital Liberty Township Emergency Department recognized as an ENA Lantern Award recipient,” said Debbie Hayes, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “This distinction highlights the dedication and commitment of our team members to do everything it takes to provide exceptional, life-saving care to patients in and around Butler and Warren counties.”

Applications are reviewed and scored by the ENA Lantern Award Committee. The award lasts for a three-year cycle then emergency departments are eligible to apply again.

“Each and every emergency department on this list has worked extremely hard implementing innovations to better their emergency department for staff and patients alike,” said ENA President Terry Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN. “Hearing the excitement these EDs had when notified that they were a recipient was so heart-warming and reminded me of the commitment that ED nurses have to continuous improvement.”

The Christ Hospital Health Network Liberty Township Emergency Department’s Lantern Award will be on display in the building. As a recipient, the Liberty Township Emergency Department will be recognized in upcoming ENA publications, on the ENA website and during the association’s annual conference in San Diego, Sept. 21-23. For more information on this year’s Lantern Award recipients, visit the Emergency Nurses Association website.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region, named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2023. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

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 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at