Medical-Surgical Unit at Franciscan Health Indianapolis Earns National Distinction
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Health Indianapolis has been recognized for its excellence in care to patients served in the hospital's orthopedics and neurosciences medical-surgical 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. Franciscan Health Indianapolis' Orthopedics/Neurosciences unit was the first unit in Indiana to earn the prestigious three-year certification.
"Certainly, we are honored to receive the PRISM distinction and it attests to the hard work and dedication of our entire orthopedics and neurosciences team," said Tamara Meluskey, manager of the Ortho-Neuro Unit at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. "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
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.
By Joe Stuteville
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