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Pathway to Excellence

As part of our ongoing efforts to embody the principles of being a high reliability organization for our community, Atlantic General Hospital and Health System is embarking on a journey to Pathway to Excellence Designation.

This designation, which is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizes an organization’s commitment to creating a positive practice environmentthat empowers and engages staff.

Pathway to Excellence Standards

Shared Decision-Making: creates opportunities and structure for direct care nurses to network, collaborate, share ideas, and be involved in interprofessional decision-making/collaboration

Leadership: supports a shared governance environment by ensuring that leaders are accessible/visible, facilitate collaborative decision-making, and leadership development.

Safety: prioritizes both patient and nurse safety, and fosters a respectful workplace culture free of incivility, bullying, and violence

Quality: based on person-and family-centered care, evidence-based care, continuous improvement, and improving population health

Well-Being: promotes a workplace culture of recognition for the contribution of nurses and the healthcare provider team, provides staff with support and resources to promote their physical and mental health.

Professional Development: ensures that nurses are competent to provide care and provides them with mentoring, support, and opportunities for lifelong learning.

To succeed, we at Atlantic General must demonstrate a commitment to establish the foundation of a healthy workplace for staff -- and we're well on our way!