Carson Tahoe Health has been awarded the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, according to a news release.
The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights an organization’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued, the release from CTH said. CTH nurses – from the urgent cares and medical group clinics to the Regional Medical Center and surgery rooms – are an integral part of the healthcare team. And at Carson Tahoe, they have a voice in the policy and practice decisions that influence their work.
Three percent of hospitals in the United States carry the Pathway designation, the release said.
“Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety, and better patient outcomes,” Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at CTH, said in the release. “I am proud of each and every one of our staff who worked through a grueling pandemic, a major medical records transition, and a Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality survey, to still put a priority on their commitment to excellence and on one another’s well-being.”
CTH nurses worked collaboratively with many other members of the organization to advance safety, quality, shared decision-making, leadership, well-being and professional development.
“As a Pathway organization, Carson Tahoe leads the effort to enhance quality of care, patient and nursing safety, and the future of healthcare delivery,” Allen Fink, DO, MHA, CPE, FACEP, vice president and chief medical officer at CTH, said in the release.
For information on the Pathway to Excellence recognition program, visit ANCC’s website at https://www.nursingworld.org/pathway.