Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Center of Excellence
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Award for Excellence in Life Support
The Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes ECLS programs worldwide that distinguish themselves by having processes, procedures and systems in place that promote excellence and exceptional care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
ELSO’s goal is to recognize and honor ECLS programs who reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.
A designated Center of Excellence has demonstrated extraordinary achievement in the following three categories:
1) Excellence in promoting the mission, activities, and vision of ELSO
2) Excellence in patient care by using the highest quality measures, processes, and structures based upon evidence
3) Excellence in training, education, collaboration, and communication that supports ELSO guidelines and contributes to a healing environment.
Why is it important to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Life Support?
The ELSO Award signifies to patients and families a commitment to exceptional patient care. It also demonstrates to the health care community an assurance of high quality standards, specialized equipment and supplies, defined patient protocols, and advanced education of all staff members.
ECLS Centers may use the award to market themselves as distinguished leaders in critical care as it provides evidence of the commitment of the institution to high quality state of the art healthcare. The ELSO Award of Excellence is recognized by the US News and World Report and Parents magazine as one criteria for top institutions.
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