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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 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