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ELMER, NJ (July 31, 2018) — Inspira Medical Center Elmer’s 2 South Acute Care Unit has been awarded the AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. This is the hospital’s second PRISM Award as its 2 East Acute Care Unit was the first PRISM Award recipient in New Jersey in 2015. The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg,” is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB).
“We are extremely excited and proud to receive this award,” said Todd Way, executive vice president of Operations for Inspira Health Network. “Our 2 South team here in Elmer has earned this award as a result of their dedication and commitment to providing great care and outcomes to our patients.”
The PRISM Award recognizes the collective achievements and contributions of the nursing unit and its staff, and is a public symbol of the Acute Care 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 of unit staff members
The 2 South Acute Care Unit earned an advanced level score in 5 out of 6 these categories, scoring highest in the category of positive patient outcomes.
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About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, 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; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network 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 Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.