Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center nurses will be honored Monday with the AMSNPRISM Award, which recognizes exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. It’s the first nursing unit to receive this award in the Northwest.The award stands for “premier recognition in the specialty of med-surg,” according to a Legacy press release. It’s the first of its kind honoring med-surg nursing units in the United States and internationally, and is given to outstanding acute care/med-surg units or adult/pediatric units classified as med-surg.There will be an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St., Vancouver.“This award is a direct recognition and reflection of the daily commitment our staff have to our unit, patients and each other; as well as the high level of quality patient care and outcomes our team delivers day in and day out,” said Julie Gillespie, Manager of Surgical Specialties.The AMSNPRISM award has been around since 2012. Specifically, the award celebrates units that exhibit effective leadership, recruitment and retention of competent staff members, evidence-based practice, positive patient outcomes, a healthy practice environment and lifelong learning of unit staff members, according to the press release.