Torrance Memorial Medical Center 6 East Medical-Surgical Bariatrics Unit Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice

Published on May 06, 2021

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center 6 East Medical-Surgical Bariatrics Unit Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice

TORRANCE, Calif., May 3, 2021 The 6 East Medical-Surgical Bariatrics unit at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center has received the prestigious Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Premier Recognition in the Specialty of Med-Surg (PRISM) Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

The award is the first of its kind honoring med-surg nursing units in the United States and internationally. It is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB). The award is given to outstanding acute care/med-surg units or adult/pediatric units classified as med-surg.

The 6 East Medical-Surgical Bariatrics unit is the second unit to achieve AMSN PRISM status at Torrance Memorial and one of only eight units in the entire state of California. The unit earned “Advanced” status in 5 of the 6 categories including: recruitment and retention, evidence-based practice, patient outcomes, healthy practice environment and lifelong learning opportunities.

To see Torrance Memorial’s award visit AMSN PRISM Unit Award.