Medical-Surgical Unit, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors ; Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN and AMSN Representative; Brooke McMillin, RN II, Kendra Jones, RN 1; Susan Kramer, CNM; LeaAnn Hawthorne, RN III; Becca Le, CNM; Kimala Small, Clinical Director Patient Care Services; and Jordan Myers, RNI.

The Medical-Surgical Unit, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri recently received the AMSN PRISM Award® an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors and Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN and AMSN Representative, presented the unit staff with their award during a special celebration in June, 2017 at the hospital.

Co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), the PRISM Award stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg.”

According to AMSN, 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, which inspired the acronym “PRISM” to be chosen as the name for the award.


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

View complete information about the AMSN PRISM Award.

Photos from the Award Ceremony


Tandi Toone, Clinical Nurse Manager, Surgical Services.


Becca Le, Clinical Nurse Manager, Med-Surg.


Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN and AMSN Representative, Debbie Wilson, VP & CNO; and Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors.


Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN and AMSN Representative; Debbie Wilson, VP & CNO; & Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors.


Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN & AMSN Representative.


Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors.


Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors; Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN; and Susan Kramer, CNM.


Susan Kramer, CNM.


Susan Kramer, CNM, Debbie Wilson,VP and CNO.


Brooke McMillin, RN II; Kendra Jones, RNI; Susan Kramer, CNM; LeaAnn Hawthorne, RN III; Becca Le, CNM; Kimala Small, Clinical Director Patient Care Services; and Jordan Myers, RNI.


Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors; Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN and AMSN Representative; Brooke McMillin, RN II; Kendra Jones, RN 1; Susan Kramer, CNM; LeaAnn Hawthorne, RN III; Becca Le, CNM; Kimala Small, Clinical Director Patient Care Services; and Jordan Myers, RNI.


Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN & AMSN Representative; Susan Kramer, CNM; and Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors.


Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN & AMSN Representative; Susan Kramer, CNM; Kimala Small, Clinical Director Patient Care Services; Susan Kramer, CNM; Debbie Wilson, VP & CNO; and Robin Hertel, National Secretary for the AMSN Board of Directors.


Susan Kramer, CNM.


AMSN PRISM Award.