CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine announced that Presbyterian Hospitals’ Children’s Emergency Department has won the Best New Unit award, one of five awards in the publications annual Best Nursing Team program.

In celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, ADVANCE presents these awards in the spirit of teamwork, initiative and adaptability.

“Nurses work hard for their patients, their facility and their coworkers. By celebrating the nursing teams who read our magazines, we aim to do our part in honoring the everyday heroes who keep our nation healthy and safe,” said Linda Jones, editorial director of ADVANCE for Nurses. “We stand behind our mission to recognize their diligence and commitment to providing the best possible care.”

Dozens of nursing teams from across the Southeastern States submitted entry forms. A panel of two judges evaluated the entries by awarding scores in each of the following categories: initiative, adaptability, teamwork, recruitment/retention and knowledge.

The nurses on the Presbyterian Children’s Emergency Department team will be featured in the May 7, 2007 issue. The team will be presented with a framed certificate commemorating their award.

Each year, the ADVANCE for Nurses Best Nursing Team contest generates many entries from units and facilities all over the regions served by the magazine. ADVANCE for Nurses reaches RNs in 10 regional areas: New England; Greater New York/New Jersey Metro Area; Areas of Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware; Areas of Maryland/Washington DC/Virginia; Metro Areas of the Carolinas and Georgia, Florida; Chicago Tri-State Area; the Metro Areas of Texas and Louisiana and southern and northern California including Reno, NV. The Florida edition covers the state from Jacksonville and Gainesville south to Key West.

ADVANCE for Nurses, a biweekly magazine, presents articles and features for registered nurses of all specialties. The magazine also features clinical information, local nursing coverage, a large listing of available job opportunities and the latest product news.

Merion Publications Inc., publisher of ADVANCE Newsmagazines, is a family of 31 publications serving more than 1.7 million healthcare professionals across the nation. ADVANCE newsmagazines cover a variety of specific healthcare disciplines with news, career guidance, product information, continuing education opportunities, job listings and much more.