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5 East Med-Surg Services Earns 2021 PRISM Award

Thursday, September 30, 2021

UI Health's 5 East Med-Surg Unit again was recognized with the AMSN PRISM Award.

The award — which stands for Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg — is a prestigious honor recognizing the collective achievements and contributions of the nursing staff of this unit. Presented by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board Boards of Directors, it exemplifies the qualities that define excellence in medical-surgical nursing and is a public symbol of the unit's journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care.

The PRISM Award reviews standards related to leadership; recruitment and retention; use of evidence-based practice; excellent patient outcomes; a healthy practice environment; and examples of lifelong learning.

The University of Illinois Hospital was the only hospital in Illinois to achieve this status. UI Health is now a three-time recipient, having previously received the award in 2018 and 2014.