Schneck Medical Center’s 2 North inpatient medical-surgical unit received the PRISM Award. The award recognizes only those medical-surgical units that consistently demonstrate exceptional nursing practice, effective leadership, a healthy practice environment and evidence-based, positive clinical outcomes.
Schneck officials say the Seymour hospital is only the second medical-surgical unit in the state to achieve this national honor. There are less than 30 medical-surgical units nationally to have achieved this honor.
The PRISM Award stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg.” The PRISM Award identifies sustained excellence in six categories and Schneck scored at the advanced level in all six categories 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.