Anne Arundel Medical Center To Receive The 2020 AONL Prism Diversity Award


Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is the recipient of the 2020 Prism Award by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). This award recognizes AAMC as a leader for advancing diversity efforts within the nursing profession, community and organization. AONL will honor AAMC with the award late March.

“AAMC champions a culture that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Sherry Perkins, president of AAMC. “Our employees play a key role in ensuring we nurture diversity in our community and within the workplace, and we are honored to be awarded with the American Organization of Nursing Leadership Prism Diversity Award.”

“This recognition is a reflection of our dedication and commitment to celebrating a diverse workforce in health care,” said Barbara Jacobs, chief nursing officer at AAMC. “As a Magnet® designated hospital, we’re proud to deliver the highest quality of care and celebrate the diversity of our patients, employees and community as a whole.”

“Receiving this award is another confirmation that our efforts to increase diversity, ensure equity and foster inclusion are headed in the right direction,” said Tamiko Stanley, director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We are committed to reducing health disparities and ensuring a culturally competent workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Embracing diversity and inclusion fosters creativity and innovation, while building a workforce that delivers effective, efficient and impactful care.”

AAMC is consistently recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts. The medical center is the 2019 recipient of the American Hospital Association Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award and is also a designated “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

About Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), now a part of Luminis Health, is located in Annapolis, Md., and serves an area of more than one million people. Founded in 1902, AAMC is a 349-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital. AAMC is nationally recognized for its joint replacement center, emergency heart attack response and cancer care. A leader in women’s services, AAMC delivers the state’s second highest number of babies annually and has a Level 3 NICU. AAMC is among just eight percent of U.S. hospitals to be designated a Magnet® hospital, the highest-level credential for quality patient care and nursing excellence. As a Most Wired® healthcare organization, AAMC is nationally recognized for using technology to enhance the patient experience. AAMC also holds an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. AAMC consistently receives awards for quality, patient satisfaction and innovation. To learn more, visit