Featured, Health|November 17, 2011 8:48 am

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is first in state to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) has achieved the coveted Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). BMH is the first hospital in South Carolina to receive the designation.
The Pathway to Excellence® designation is granted to a facility based on a thorough review process that documents the presence of specific “Pathway to Excellence Criteria.”
For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence® distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents these specific quality initiatives proven to create 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.
Beaufort Memorial’s designation as a Pathway to Excellence organization substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at the hospital and identifies it as one of the best places to work in the country.
“This designation confirms the commitment of our nurses to the highest standards of nurse practice and patient care, and the supportive environment we’ve created for nurses in our organization,” says BMH Chief Nursing Officer Karen Carroll, MSN. “We are so proud to have achieved this designation, and we’re especially proud of our nurses and staff who strive daily to create a great workplace for nurses.”
In addition, the Pathway to Excellence® designation confirms to the community that Beaufort Memorial is committed to nurses, recognizes what is important to nursing practice, and values nurses’ contributions in the workplace.
“To the community and our patients, this honor reflects the fact that we’ve created an environment that allows our nurses to provide the highest level of care possible to our patients,” says Carroll.
Learn more at www.bmhsc.org.

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