January 31, 2020
SAN ANTONIO, TX ― The Methodist Hospital Orthopedics unit has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. Methodist Hospital Orthopedics is among only 63 units world-wide to have received this recognition.
The PRISM award, which stands for “Premier Recognition in the Specialty of Med-Surg,” celebrates units that exhibit effective leadership, recruitment and retention of competent staff members, evidence-based practice, positive patient outcomes, a healthy practice environment, and lifelong learning of unit staff members.
“I am so proud of our orthopedics team. This award exemplifies all we strive for each and every day and is a well-deserved recognition for the outstanding patient care and outcomes we provide,” commented Jane McCurley, Chief Nursing Officer for Methodist Hospital. “There is so much pride in their achievement, and I am honored to serve with them.”
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. AMSN and MSNCB launched the award in October 2012 in hopes of inspiring nurses to strive for the highest levels of patient safety and quality.
The Methodist Hospital Orthopedics unit was presented with an AMSN PRISM Award plaque during a ceremony on January 27.