Tower 4 ENT/Internal Medicine Pediatric Overflow Unit, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Tower 4 ENT/Internal Medicine Pediatric Overflow Unit at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, was presented September 28, 2018, with the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) PRISM Award® for exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes.

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 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.

Wes Foster, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, CCCTM, OCN, MSNCB Secretary, represented AMSN and MSNCB and presented the award to the nurses and hospital officials.

The award reflects the compassion, commitment, and connection that characterize med-surg nurses.

The award 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 practice environment
  • Lifelong learning of unit staff members

The AMSN PRISM Award reviewers praised the unit for innovative leadership, high employee satisfaction, and many programs that promote a healthy practice environment.

About the AMSN PRISM Award

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 the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (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.

View complete information about the AMSN PRISM Award.


About AMSN
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to medical-surgical nursing practice. Its mission is to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing.

About MSNCB
The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) is a professional organization whose mission is to validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing.

Photos from the Award Ceremony