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Matagorda Regional Medical Center
MATAGORDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES American Nurses Credentialing Center PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE® DESIGNATION
Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence®designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at MRMC and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.” For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating 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.
As a Pathway to Excellence®designated organization, MRMC is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at MRMC know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.
The Pathway to Excellence designation is perfectly suited to small and medium-sized healthcare organizations, but is attainable by all healthcare facilities around the world.
About Matagorda Regional Medical Center
The Matagorda County Hospital District was established in 1965 by an act of the Texas Legislature to serve the healthcare needs of all residents of Matagorda County. The Hospital District consists of the Matagorda Regional Medical Center, the Public Health Clinic, and the WIC Clinic. A seven-member Board of Managers is appointed by the Commissioners’ Court to govern and assist in the management of all facilities. More information is available at www.matagordaregional.org/about-us.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program® and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org