Unit 2 South Acute Care with Telemetry, Inspira, Elmer, NJ


Fourth/back row (L-R): Luisito Ago RN BSN CMSRN, Cathy Burns RN, Laurie Kerr RN CMSRN, Janine Phillips CHUC, Renee Cline R, CMSRN, Cherie Pino RN BSN, MaryEllen Volkmar CHUC, Daniel Schenker RN BSN. Third row (L-R): Debbie Rice CHUC, Samantha DelMonte CNA, Fahnjai Brown MT, Paula Slimmer RN MSN CNML, Christina Garduno RN BSN, Alice Drake RN BSN PCCN, Halley Slimmer CAN. Second row (L-R): Barbie Drummond MT, Lakhvir Dhaliwal RN BSN, Michelle Marquez RN, Mercedes Tobin RN MSN APN-C CMSRN PCCN, Luz Rivera-Santiago RN BSN, Beth Cutter RN BSN, Jessica Hickman US. Front row (L-R): Mary O’Brien RN BSN CMSRN, Wanda Alcott RN.

Unit 2 South Acute Care with Telemetry, Inspira, Elmer, NJ, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

The award recognizes exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and patient outcomes in hospital med-surg units in the U.S. and abroad.

The ceremony honoring the nurses of 2 South took place July 30 at the hospital, with AMSN CEO Terri Hinkley, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, representing both AMSN and MSNCB to present the award to unit nurses, nurse leaders, and hospital officials.

Hinkley applauded the unit nurses during the ceremony, praising their overall performance, critical thinking, and collaboration.

“You clearly empower your nursing staff and give them a voice,” Hinkley said. “This shows in their motivation to initiate and lead the unit toward outstanding patient care and outcomes. Well done!”

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.

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 practice 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.


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

Beautiful photos were taken at the award ceremony: view their photo album.

As shown in photos:

  • Photo 1: Luisito Ago RN, BSN, CMSRN, Alice Drake RN, BSN, PCCN, Patrick Landolfi RN, CMSRN
  • Photo 2: Renee Cline RN, CMSRN, Michelle Zucconi, Todd Way
  • Photo 3: AMSN CEO Terri Hinkley, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Renee Cline RN, CMSRN, Luisito Ago RN, BSN, CMSRN, Alice Drake RN, BSN, PCCN
  • Photos 4,5,6: Todd Way
  • Photos 7, 8: Betty Sheridan
  • Photos 9, 10: Janet Davies
  • Photo 11: AMSN CEO Terri Hinkley, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC
  • Photo 12: AMSN CEO Terri Hinkley, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Betty, Paula Slimmer, Janet, Sharon Slavic, Todd Way
  • Photo 14: Luisito Ago RN, BSN, CMSRN, Patrick Landolfi RN, CMSRN, Janine Phillips
  • Photo 15: Sharon, Janet, Janine, Luisito Ago RN, BSN, CMSRN, Alice Drake RN, BSN, PCCN, Patrick Landolfi RN, CMSRN, Renee Cline RN, CMSRN, Todd Way, Betty, Paula