Hardin Memorial Health officials announced it has earned the highly coveted Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). HMH is one of only seven hospitals in Kentucky to receive the designation and one of only 163 internationally.
The Pathway designation recognizes that HMH is a best place to work for nurses, that nurses trust HMH and that the HMH team supports them.
HMH Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Wright called the designation a reflection of the highly skilled, dedicated HMH nursing team as well as the supportive culture that HMH leadership and physicians provide.
“When nurses are trusted, valued and empowered to care for their patients, it has a direct impact on patient outcomes,” said Wright. “We are beyond thrilled to receive this designation.”
Wright said earning the designation was more than a yearlong process documenting how the HMH team met the six practice standards of shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well-being and professional development. Along with the application, ANCC considered the results of a survey of the HMH nursing team.
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