Testimonials and Case Studies
Organizations Ouside of the U.S.
- Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, England
- Spitalzentrum Oberwallis
- St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City
Pathway to Excellence Program
- Pathway to Better Patient Care and Nurse Workforce Outcomes in Home Care
- Understanding the New Pathway to Excellence Standards
Retention and Quality-Safety
Rehabilitation/Alternatives to Hospital Care
- Baylor Scott and White Surgical Hospital Ft Worth
- Broward Health Imperial Point Improves Employee Engagement Scores
- Broward Health Imperial Point
- Hardin Memorial Hospital
- Ohio's Hospice of Dayton
- VA North Texas Health Care System
- Wayne Health Care
Great Places to Work in Health Care Recognized
Universally, people want to work for a great employer, at a job that's rewarding and where one's efforts are appreciated. Check out the 2017 list.
Workplace Transformation: Pathway to Excellence Program Aims to Improve Conditions for RNs
Nursing Spectrum published the "Workplace Transformation: Pathway to Excellence Program Aims to Improve Conditions for RNs" article on October 11, 2010 (Volume 20, Issue 17).
Pathway to Excellence: Commitment to Good Nursing Environments
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® credential is granted to healthcare organizations that create work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation supports the professional satisfaction of nurses and identifies best places to work.
Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Fort Worth
K. Nevinger, BSN, RN Myelogram Registered NurseThe dedication to Pathway exhibited by our leadership has enhanced the investment in front-line staff. I have been a direct recipient of that investment, achieving the top level of our Nursing Career Advancement Program. This program has benefited not only me professionally, but has enhanced the care provided to our patients, driving best practice.
C. Tagatac, BSN, RN, CPXP Patient Experience Program ManagerIn health care, we know an excellent patient experience starts with a healthy and supported team of nurses. The Pathway designation displays our organization’s commitment to nurture and encourage our nurses toward professional growth and development. Such excellence within our nursing staff equals the success and safety of our patients – it’s a win for everyone.
Hardin Memorial Hospital
Angela Wilson BSN, RN 4 North Tower Direct Care NurseBeing a part of the Pathway to Excellence® journey has been a privilege as well as a chance for personal and professional growth. As a direct care nurse, I was given the opportunity to be a part of the writing team for our Pathway document and a member of the Steering Team. I feel that I am respected and my ideas and opinions are valuable to the organization.
Judy Galvin BSN, RN Skilled Nursing Facility Direct Care NurseThe Career Advancement Program has stretched me and made me grow in ways I could not have imagined. I have networked with so many other nurses throughout the organization because of it. I am so thankful to be part of a culture that promotes this growth.
Kim Scarborough, BSN, RNC-MNN, RRT Birthplace Nurse EducatorThe Pathway to Excellence® journey opened my eyes to see how multiple entities of our organization work together, despite having different tasks, job titles, or pay grades all for one purpose, to provide excellent care. This goes beyond just patient care to include care for each other. Pathway to Excellence gave us ALL a voice to show just how amazing our teamwork is and what we have to offer one another and the communities we serve.
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Helen Lidholm CEOI believe in the power of coming together to make a positive impact.
Janna Yates, BSN, RNWe are so lucky to work at Saint Mary’s. The Pathway to Excellence journey proved that one million times over.
Katie Grimm, MBA, RN CNOHigh quality patient-centered care is the most important thing to do each and every day. Saint Mary’s is a place that cares. We care about each other. We care about our patients.
Tamara Schwery, RN Direct Care Nurse, RehabilitationSince we earned the Pathway to Excellence designation, we have been able to recruit and hire more staff. This gives us more time to provide patients with the care they need.
Nicole Zuber, RN Direct Care Nurse, RehabilitationOur CNO has been more present since the Pathway to Excellence designation and often comes to team meetings to clarify certain issues.
Amobrd Kilian, CNOThe Pathway Journey is a long one that requires hard work. Ultimately it benefits nurses and all employees. This, in turn, affects the quality of care and patient safety.
VA North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas, TX
NJ, BSN, RNThe Pathway to Excellence® journey has made my transition as a new nurse a pleasurable experience! It is helping me build a solid foundation to be a good nurse. I am thankful for the support and guidance I have been show through this program.
Trendra Scott, LVN FWOPCThe Pathway to Excellence® experience has helped me grow professionally and personally within the health care field. As a VANEEP recipient, I am one class away from earning my BSN of Science and Nursing. I’m thankful for the continued support.
AA, RNA Pathway-designated facility means we have transformational leaders who inspire us, and expect us to achieve astounding results. They encourage us to embrace change. When a new initiative is rolled out, our leaders are there to support us through the change process.
DNA, BSN, RNThe Pathway to Excellence® journey was a very educational and fun experience. It paved the way for nurses to flourish and continue to make a positive impact on the organization’s success for many years to come. This journey has created a culture where nursing staff can feel supported and valued by leadership, which is essential for nurses to provide quality care to our Veterans.
Maria Pullins Hospice Nursing AssistantThe Pathway to Excellence® journey has improved communication among front-line staff and leadership. We feel empowered to be the voice for our Veterans and peers, and it is meaningful to know our voices are actually being heard.
Cecelia Krogulski, RN FWOPCPathway to Excellence was an excellent way to establish and train many of our staff in shared decision-making and shared governance teams, and elevate our training plans at the unit level to be the best they can be. We are VA proud.
KH, RN FWOPCThe Pathway to Excellence® journey is an experience I will never forget. Being able to lead as an ambassador and make a difference has been amazing. It has made so many positive changes to our organization as a whole.
Rini Raju, RN Plano“Pathway to Excellence® has united the staff in ensuring the best possible care to our Veterans, as well as caring for our well-being especially during this global pandemic. This journey has allowed us to be innovative, and emerge as leaders in ensuring that although every precaution is taken, this does not compromise the care we provide.
Dannelle Scott, LVN PlanoBeing Pathway-designated allows direct care nurses to be more involved in the nursing practices that we use daily. It provides a better work-life balance. And it has enhanced the mentorship leadership has provided. It holds leadership accountable to provide a higher standard for themselves and direct care nurses, therefore creating a more positive environment for not only the nursing staff but also the Veterans we serve.
Wayne Health Care
Kristina Butler, BSN, RN Director of NursingI am so proud of the team I work with here at Wayne Health Care. I tear up thinking of how far they have come and how much the Pathway journey helped us get there.
JN, BSN, RN Assistant Director of NursingThe Pathway to Excellence journey has improved morale. It has brought staff closer together. The difference is clear in the overall positivity of the staff and their increased participation in meetings and process improvement strategies.
ES, CNA Unit Secretary/CNAThe Pathway journey allowed us to be involved in the interview process for new hires. I feel this has created an environment where staff want to be, which has allowed us to retain a lot of employees.
JC, LPN, LTC Staff LPNWe have many opportunities for career growth, flexible scheduling, and monetary compensation for hours worked outside of our regular schedule. We care for our residents as individuals and as if they are part of our own family. We strive to offer a healing and homelike environment in all aspects of the care process.
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