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Monday, January 13, 2020 - Inspira Vineland’s Medical Acute Care Unit Receives National Award for Nursing Excellence


Inspira Medical Center Vineland’s Medical Acute Care Unit has been awarded the PRISM Award®, a national honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. Inspira now holds a total of four PRISM recognitions with its Vineland and Elmer hospitals each having two.

The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg,” is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

Inspira Vineland’s Medical Acute Care Unit received the PRISM Award, a national recognition by the AMSN for nursing excellence. This is Inspira Health’s fourth PRISM recognition since 2015.


“Inspira Medical Center Elmer was the first in New Jersey to earn PRISM recognition in 2015. We now proudly hold four PRISM awards between our Vineland and Elmer hospitals,” said John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “It speaks volumes about our care teams that we have received this much national recognition for the quality care we provide in South Jersey.”

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

For more information about Inspira Health, please visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA. To stay connected with Inspira announcements and work being done in the community, please join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Inspira is proud to be the Official Health Care Partner of the Philadelphia Wings professional lacrosse team.

About Inspira Health

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in nine nationally accredited specialty programs. The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 6,000 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.