MERIDEN — MidState Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine team has earned the 2014 Excellence in the Workplace Award from the Connecticut Nurses’ Association (CNA). The award recognizes a workplace that empowers nurses to create an environment that promotes professional autonomy and control over nursing practice.

“In giving this award, the Connecticut Nurses’ Association recognizes the contributions this team has made to integrate evidenced-based best practices, lifelong learning, and patient-centered care,” said Kimberly Sandor, MSN, RN, FNP, CAN’s executive director.

To foster lifelong learning and deliver the highest quality of care to their patients, 100 percent of the team’s full- and part-time nursing staff is certified by a national board in wound care or hyperbaric medicine.

The team’s healing rates, the most significant quality measure in their specialty, are greater than 92 percent. Patient satisfaction scores always average higher than 94 percent. Both are consistently above national averages.

The Excellence in the Workplace Award will be presented at the CNA’s annual awards reception October 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.