Schneck’s inpatient medical-surgical unit honored


Schneck Medical Center’s 2 North inpatient medical-surgical unit has been awarded the PRISM Award.

The award recognizes medical-surgical units that consistently demonstrate exceptional nursing practice, effective leadership, a healthy practice environment and evidence-based, positive clinical outcomes, according to a news release from the Seymour hospital.

“There are over 5,500 hospitals in the nation, and to be one of only 30 recognized is truly remarkable,” said Venetia Green, director of inpatient nursing services at Schneck. “This award demonstrates the compassion and commitment of our 2 North medical-surgical nurses to provide high-quality inpatient care.”

Schneck is only the second medical-surgical unit in Indiana to achieve this national honor.

Co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, the PRISM Award stands for “Premier Recognition in the Specialty of Med-Surg.”

The award identifies sustained excellence in six categories, and Schneck scored at the advanced level in all six, which included recruitment and retention of competent staff members, evidence-based practice, positive patient outcomes, healthy practice environment, lifelong learning of unit staff members and effective leadership.

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