The 2B2 Urology Unit at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, KY

Front left to right: Vera Hall, CNE, Kristen Wyatt, Clinical Care Tech, Sara Newberry, Nurse Transition Program, Cyndi Davis, Clinical Nurse, Jackie Rolf, Clinical Nurse, Lee Ann Burk, Clinical Nurse, Megan Damico Assistant Nurse Manager, Ali Krull, Clinical Nurse, Karen Treadway, Clinical Nurse, Julia Blanco, Clinical Nurse, Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, Susan McDonald, VP, Chief Nursing Officer. Back left to right: Summer Bryant, AMSN presenter, Brittany Anderson, Clinical Nurse, Jenna Weber, Team Leader, Samantha Mann, Clinical Care Tech, Barb Berwanger, Clinical Care Tech, Tammy Middendorf, Team Leader, Erin Estep, Clinical Nurse.
Front left to right: Vera Hall, CNE, Kristen Wyatt, Clinical Care Tech, Sara Newberry, Nurse Transition Program, Cyndi Davis, Clinical Nurse, Jackie Rolf, Clinical Nurse, Lee Ann Burk, Clinical Nurse, Megan Damico Assistant Nurse Manager, Ali Krull, Clinical Nurse, Karen Treadway, Clinical Nurse, Julia Blanco, Clinical Nurse, Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, Susan McDonald, VP, Chief Nursing Officer. Back left to right: Summer Bryant, AMSN presenter, Brittany Anderson, Clinical Nurse, Jenna Weber, Team Leader, Samantha Mann, Clinical Care Tech, Barb Berwanger, Clinical Care Tech, Tammy Middendorf, Team Leader, Erin Estep, Clinical Nurse.

The 2B2 Urology Unit at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, KY, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award® , an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in medical-surgical units.

The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg,” is the first of its kind honoring med-surg nursing units in the United States. It is co-sponsored by AMSN and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB). The award is given to outstanding acute care/med-surg units or adult/pediatric units classified as med-surg.

The official PRISM Award plaque was presented during an April 7, 2016, ceremony at the hospital attended by the nurses and St. Elizabeth officials. Representing AMSN and MSNCB at the ceremony was AMSN director Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN. See photo #4 below.

"A patient recently said it is rare to find a team that works so cohesively and exhibits a higher than normal level of customer service," Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, said during the ceremony.

“A patient recently said it is rare to find a team that works so cohesively and exhibits a higher than normal level of customer service,” Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, said during the ceremony. “The entire 2B2 team has built a very strong culture and should be commended for its superior teamwork.”

The unit is the first in the state of Kentucky - and the 13th in the United States -- to receive the award. Award criteria include effective leadership, staff recruitment and retention, evidence-based practice, positive patient outcomes, a healthy practice  environment and lifelong learning of unit staff members.

Among its other achievements, the urology unit was praised by PRISM reviewers for outstanding leadership and collaboration among nurses and managers; effective conflict resolution methods and trust building strategies; customized staff recruitment and retention practices; and excellent patient outcomes.

The Urology Unit’s award will be announced at the 2016 AMSN Convention in Washington, DC, September 29-October 2, 2016; on the AMSN and MSNCB Websites and social media sites; and in both organizations’ publications.

View complete information about the AMSN PRISM award.

For more information about St. Elizabeth Healthcare, visit stelizabeth.com.


About the AMSN PRISM Award
Hoping to inspire nurses to strive for the highest levels of patient safety and quality, AMSN and MSNCB launched the award in October 2012. The award also reflects the compassion, commitment, and connection that characterize med-surg nurses.

Specifically, the award celebrates units that exhibit:

  • Effective leadership
  • Recruitment and retention of competent staff members
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Positive patient outcomes
  • A healthy work environment
  • Lifelong learning of unit staff members

There are more than 600,000 medical-surgical nurses practicing in the United States today, making them the single largest group of specialty nurses working in hospital settings. Med-surg nurses oversee a broad spectrum of patient care responsibilities, another reason the acronym “PRISM” was chosen for the award.

View complete information about the AMSN PRISM Award.

Photos from the Award Ceremony


The official PRISM Award plaque.


Jackie Rolf, Jenna Weber, Karen Treadway, Sara Newberry, Cyndi Davis.


Left to right -Dr. Dusing, Urologist, Jenna Weber, Team Leader, Jackie Rolf, Team Leader, Karen Treadway, Clinical Nurse, Sara Newberry, Nurse Transition Program, Cyndi Davis, Clinical Nurse, Lee Ann Burk, Clinical Nurse, Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, Julia Blanco, Clinical Nurse, Dr. JD Williams, Urologist.


Left to right- Jackie Rolf, Karen Treadway, Sara Newberry, Donna Parsons, Cyndi Davis, Summer Bryant, Jenna Weber, Lee Ann Burk, Julia Blanco.


Left to right-Jenna Weber Team leader, Jackie Rolf Team leader, Sara Newberry Nurse Transition Program, Donna Parsons Nurse Manager, Garren Colvin CEO, Susan McDonald CNO, Gary Blank COO, Cyndi Davis Clinical Nurse, Vera Hall CNE, Karen Treadway Clinical Nurse, Lee Burk Clinical Nurse, Summer Bryant Award Presenter, Julia Blanco Clinical Nurse.


Front left to right: Vera Hall, CNE, Kristen Wyatt, Clinical Care Tech, Sara Newberry, Nurse Transition Program, Cyndi Davis, Clinical Nurse, Jackie Rolf, Clinical Nurse, Lee Ann Burk, Clinical Nurse, Megan Damico Assistant Nurse Manager, Ali Krull, Clinical Nurse, Karen Treadway, Clinical Nurse, Julia Blanco, Clinical Nurse, Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, Susan McDonald, VP, Chief Nursing Officer. Back left to right: Summer Bryant, AMSN presenter, Brittany Anderson, Clinical Nurse, Jenna Weber, Team Leader, Samantha Mann, Clinical Care Tech, Barb Berwanger, Clinical Care Tech, Tammy Middendorf, Team Leader, Erin Estep, Clinical Nurse.


Left to right-Cyndi Davis, Clinical Nurse, Donna Parsons, Nurse Manager, Sara Newberry, Nurse Transition Program.