(Millersburg, OH)- Pomerene Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where employees can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of employees at Pomerene and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
“Healthy work environments make a difference,” stated Nicole Kolacz, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services at Pomerene Hospital. “Many studies show a correlation between a positive work environment and patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality. This is an amazing achievement for our organization. Our employees feel supported and valued, and in turn, our community receives the highest quality of care from these dedicated and compassionate individuals.”
Pomerene is only 1 of 6 hospitals in Ohio and 1 of 132 worldwide to receive this designation.
“I am so proud of the hard work and commitment of our staff in achieving this designation. Pomerene incorporates pathway standards into our practice and work environment each and every day,” stated Kolacz.
The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The 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, Pomerene is committed to employees, to what employees identify as important to their practice, and to valuing employees’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that employees working at Pomerene know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other employees to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.
The Pathway to Excellence designation is perfectly suited to small and medium-sized healthcare organizations, but is attainable by all healthcare facilities around the world.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program® and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org
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