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Saint Clare’s Hospital achieves ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation

Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville, N.J., has earned Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish, according to a news release. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Saint Clare’s and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

“This national designation showcases the accomplishments of the Saint Clare’s nursing department,” Debra Regen, BSN, MS, RN, vice president of nursing and CNO at Saint Clare’s Health System, said in the release. “Saint Clare’s Hospital could not have achieved this award without our nurses’ dedication and commitment to our patients, their families, their colleagues, and to the profession of nursing.”

Saint Clare’s is the second hospital in New Jersey to receive the designation, according to the release.

Last year, 39 organizations achieved the designation, according to ANCC’s website. Organizations from more than 30 U.S. states and three countries have been recognized by the Pathway program.

“It is a great pleasure to congratulate the entire patient care team on achieving Pathway to Excellence,” Saint Clare’s Hospital’s President and CEO Leslie D. Hirsch, said in the release.

For an organization to earn the distinction, it must successfully undergo a review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment — as defined by nurses and supported by research, the release said. 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 confidential online survey.

This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Saint Clare’s know their efforts are supported, according to the release.

The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this nurturing environment.

By | 2014-12-22T00:00:00-05:00 December 22nd, 2014|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro, Regional|0 Comments

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