Methodist Mansfield Honored with Pathway to Excellence Designation

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was honored recently with a Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Methodist Mansfield is one of three hospitals in Tarrant County to receive the prestigious designation, which both recognizes health care organizations that create work environments in which nurses can flourish and validates the professional satisfaction of nurses working at the facility.

“This prestigious accomplishment identifies Methodist Mansfield as one of the best places to work for nurses,” said Jeanne Reeves, chief nursing officer for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. “Methodist Mansfield fosters a positive and nurturing work environment for nurses so they can provide the best possible care for our patients.”

For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment — as defined by nurses nationwide and supported by extensive national research. These initiatives must be present in the local facility’s practices, policies, and culture. Nurses in the organization verify the presence of the criteria in the hospital through participation in a confidential online survey.

“Receiving this achievement shows our commitment to excellence in nursing,” said Laura Irvine, Methodist Mansfield president. “We’re proud of our dedicated nursing staff for the hard work and contributions they make every single day.”

Photos available at: www.methodisthealthsystem.org/2011PathwaytoExcellence

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

About ANCC

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 health care organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program™; 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

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Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

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