Surgical Acute Care Unit at Inspira Vineland, Vineland, NJ

urgical Acute Care Unit at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in Vineland, NJ
Surgical Acute Care Unit at Inspira Vineland Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Nursing Excellence.

The Surgical Acute Care Unit at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in Vineland, NJ, has received the AMSN PRISM Award, a national honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

This is Inspira’s third PRISM Award, as its Elmer hospital currently holds two.

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 and internationally. It is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB).

The Inspira Vineland unit received their award during a special ceremony April 15, 2019, held at the facility. AMSN’s CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, representing both AMSN and MSNCB, praised the nurses for their practice excellence and presented the unit with their award.

"At Inspira, our focus on clinical excellence is unwavering,” said Todd Way, executive vice president of operations for Inspira Health. “We are proud that our Surgical Acute Care team in Vineland has earned national recognition for their dedication to providing exceptional care to our patients.”

“At Inspira, our focus on clinical excellence is unwavering,” said Todd Way, executive vice president of operations for Inspira Health. “We are proud that our Surgical Acute Care team in Vineland has earned national recognition for their dedication to providing exceptional care to our patients.”

The PRISM Award recognizes the collective achievements and contributions of the nursing unit and its staff. It is a public symbol of an acute care nursing unit’s journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care. The award celebrates units that exhibit:

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

There are more than 650,000 medical-surgical nurses practicing in the United States today, making them the single largest group of specialty nurses working in hospital settings, according to AMSN. 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, contact AMSN at amsn@amsn.org or 866-877-AMSN.


About AMSN and MSNCB

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN; www.amsn.org) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to medical-surgical nursing practice. Its mission is to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing. The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB; www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.