Franciscan Health Post-Surgical Unit In Indianapolis Earns National Distinction
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Health Indianapolis has been recognized for its excellence in care to patients served in the hospital's post-surgical care unit.
The award is PRISM (Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Medical-Surgical Nursing) and it is presented by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.
"Certainly, we are honored to receive the PRISM distinction and it attests to the hard work and dedication of our team," said Lisa Peters, RN, post-surgical manager. "More important, it underscores their common commitment to care for the patients we are privileged to serve."
The unit was recognized for:
- Positive patient outcomes
- Effective leadership
- Recruitment and retention of competent staff
- Evidence-based practices
- A healthy practice environment
- Lifelong learning of unit staff members
In 2018, Franciscan Health Indianapolis' orthopedics/neurosciences unit was the first unit in Indiana to earn the prestigious three-year certification. Besides the two Franciscan Health Indianapolis units, only one other Indiana hospital has earned the PRISM award.
AMSN reports there are more than 600,000 medical-surgical nurses practicing in the United States today, making them the largest group of specialty nurses working in hospitals. These nurses oversee a broad spectrum of patient care responsibilities.
The award will be presented to the post-surgical team and hospital leadership in late February 2019.
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