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Yale New Haven Hospital’s Medical-Surgical nursing units at both Saint Raphael’s and York Street Campuses earn national recognition for nursing

Monday, July 8, 2024

NEW HAVEN, CT (July 8, 2024) – Yale New Haven Hospital’s Medical-Surgical units Celentano 4 on the Saint Raphael Campus and EP 4-6 on the York Street Campus received PRISM Awards from the National Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Medical-Surgical (PRISM) recognizes sustained excellence in patient care management, holistic patient care, elements of interprofessional care, professional concepts and nursing teamwork and collaboration. Mark Lee, RN, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Board of Directors. presented the awards at a special event July 1. “Any type of recognition of this caliber requires a significant investment from so many people,” said Francine LoRusso, RN, YNHH senior vice president, Operations and executive director, Heart and Vascular, Transplant, Medicine and Radiology Services. “Our nurse and physician leaders, clinical coordinators, quality and safety staff, educators, all of the individuals on these units and our multidisciplinary colleagues who have contributed, have made such a difference. This is something we all can be proud of.”

“When I saw the encapsulation of what you have done, I thought, ‘This is absolutely remarkable,’” said Katherine Heilpern, MD, YNHH president. “As they say, ‘Teamwork makes the dream work,’ and these two units are the embodiment of that.”

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.