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TRMC earns honor

ANCC?bestows Pathway to Excellence

October 9, 2011
Messenger News

Trinity Regional Medical Center has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where hospital staff can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of staff at Trinity and identifies it as one of the best places for a rewarding career.

"I am so proud of our employees and physicians for achieving this designation. They continue to demonstrate their dedication by the manner in which they provide care and/or support the provision of patient care. Staff's pursuit of advancing their professional development through certification, advanced education, and continuous learning is commendable," said Deb Shriver, chief nursing executive, Trinity Regional Medical Center. "It is truly an honor for Trinity to receive this designation. We are one of only two hospitals in the state to have achieved Pathway to Excellence,"

The designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as "The Pathway to Excellence Criteria." For an organization to earn the 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 other hospital staff 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. 75 percent of Tinnity's nurses participated in this important survey.

As a Pathway to Excellence-designated organization, Trinity Regional Medical Center is committed to nurses, and hospital staff to what they identify as important to their work and to valuing nurses' and other staffs' contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that employees working at Trinity know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other staff 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 Trinity Regional Medical Center

Trinity Regional Medical Center is a licensed 200 bed, nonprofit hospital, serving Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities. As a designated regional referral center, Trinity serves an eight-county area with a population of approximately 120,000. Offering a wide range of primary and secondary care services, Trinity Regional Medical Center employs more than 980 health care professionals, technicians, and employees and has a medical staff of 110 physicians.

About ANCC

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.



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