Tuesday, May 10, 2016
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center Earns Pathway to Excellence® Designation From the American Nurses Credentialing Center
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
“I am extremely proud of the nursing staff and nursing leadership at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center,” says hospital president James Moore. “The Pathway to Excellence designation speaks clearly to a committed culture of nurses caring for our patients, and nurses caring for each other. I am also very grateful to the outstanding medical staff of INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center. Their support as we embarked upon this journey along the Pathway to Excellence has been instrumental.”
The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as Pathway to Excellence Criteria. For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment, as defined by nurses and supported by research. These initiatives must be present in the facility’s practices, policies and culture. Nurses in the organization verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely confidential online survey.
As a Pathway to Excellence designated organization, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.