School receives Healthy Work Environment award from Sigma

Nov 13, 2020

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) named the University of Minnesota School of Nursing the academic recipient of the 2021 Healthy Work Environment Award.

“It is an honor to recognize these recipients for their efforts, especially when so many of our colleagues are currently risking harm and hardship to serve in high-risk medical environments.”
 - Sigma President Richard Ricciardi

Sigma’s Healthy Work Environment Awards recognize and honor clinical facilities and academic settings that have demonstrated commitment in promoting a healthy work environment and have demonstrated excellence in health care outcomes. Saint Peter’s University Hospital Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council received the clinical award.

“The sobering events of 2020 have reinforced the importance of our work environments,” said Sigma President Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN. “It is an honor to recognize these recipients for their efforts, especially when so many of our colleagues are currently risking harm and hardship to serve in high-risk medical environments. I congratulate the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Saint Peter’s University Hospital Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council for their award-winning work and for their continued efforts in these challenging times.”

The school will be recognized during Sigma’s Creating Healthy Work Environments event, which will be held virtually in February.