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Critical Care Nutrition at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU)

is dedicated to improving nutrition therapies in the critically ill through knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation. We engage in a broad range of research activities and promote a culture of best practices in critical care nutrition. Ultimately, this will result in improved clinical outcomes for critically ill patients and increased efficiencies to our health care systems.

Best of the Best Award

Below is a summary of Best of the Best Award winners over the past three International Nutrition Surveys. Refer to our specific survey pages for more information on the BOB results in 2008, 2009,2011 & 2013.
Rank 2013 2011 2009

Tied for first place:

  • Hospital General de Medellin, Luz Castro de Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia
  • The Kingston General Hospital ICU Team, Kingston, Canada
The Alfred ICU, AU
Tied for first place:
  • Instituto Neurologico de Antioquia, CO
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney NSICU, AU
  • The Alfred ICU, AU
2nd Gold Coast Health Services District General Adult ICU, AU
3rd The Ministry of Health Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, ICU, Ankara, Turkey Trillium Health Centre ICU, CA
Tied for fourth place:
  • University Hospital of Wales General ICU, Cardiff, Great Britain
  • St Vincent's Hospital ICU, Melbourne, Australia
Beaumont Hospital Richmond ITU, IE Trillium Health Centre ICU, CA
5th Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre CrCU, CA Regional Hospital A. Cardarelli, IT
6th Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital ICU, Mississauga, Canada Apollo Hospitals Critical Care Unit, Chennai, IN Royal Columbian Hosptial ICU, CA
Tied for seventh place:
  • Beaumont Hospital, Richmond ITU, Dublin, Ireland
  • Logan Hospital ICU, Brisbane, Australia
  • The Alfred ICU, Melbourne, Australia
Apollo Speciality Hospitals Intensive Care Unit, Madurai, IN Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, US
8th AMRI Hospitals AMRI MITU, Kolkata, IN Auckland City Hospital Department of Critical Care Medicine, NZ
Tied for ninth place:
  • Beaumont Hospital General ICU, IE
  • Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen Cuicados Criticos, PE
Hamilton General ICU east/south/west, CA
10th Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital ICU, Mississauga, Canada University District Hospital Neuro-ICU, San Juan

 What Makes an ICU Best of the Best

MagnifyingGlassWe asked the Best of the Best award winners from 2011 to let us know what they thought helped them acheive such outstanding nutrition performance in their ICUs. Click here to see what they had to say, and to see samples of the tools and protocols that they use in their ICUs. 

Publicizing The Survey Results

In the past, some Best of the Best award winners have drawn attention to their Best of the Best awards through press releases and newspaper articles (including Kingston General Hospital, Clinica Meta Adultos, and Trillium Health Centre) and/or journal article publications (The Alfred) and/or other forms of media, including radio broadcasts. 

Denise Schwartz from Providence Saint Joseph's Medical Center sets another great example for all that can be acheived through participation in the International Nutrition Survey. Using 2007 Survey results as a starting point, Denise assessed her site's nutrition performance following implementation of practice changes. You may see a copy of her poster, which was presented at the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2010, here.

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