Aspirus Langlade Hospital Announces American Nurse Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence Designation
For Antigo Times
Aspirus Langlade Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of inter-professional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at Aspirus Langlade Hospital and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
According to Sherry Bunten, “As the Chief Nursing Officer for Aspirus Langlade Hospital, I could not be more proud to celebrate our excellent nursing team. ThisPathway to Excellence national designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exemplifies the dedication from our engaged nursing staff to those we serve to provide evidence based, high quality care. It is an honor to represent our nursing team for this recognition.”
The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of six Pathway to Excellence Practice Standards:
- Shared decision-making
- Professional development
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 integrated in the facility’s practices, policies and culture. Nurses in the organization validate the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely voluntary and confidential online survey.
As a Pathway to Excellence designated organization, Aspirus Langlade Hospital is committed to creating an environment where nurses excel and feel valued as integral members of inter-professional health care teams. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Aspirus Langlade Hospital 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 and desired by health care organizations around the world.
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,600 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. Aspirus was recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its 2018 annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. For more information, visit aspirus.org.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, 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 health care organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence and Pathway to Excellence Long Term Care programs; 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.