The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton — Denton, TX received the official Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on September 22, 2016.
The Pathway to Excellence Program defines and measures the essential elements of an optimal nursing practice environment. Designation confirms to the community that your healthcare organization is committed to nurses, recognizes what is important to nursing practice, and values nurses' contributions in the workplace. Nurses know their efforts are supported. They invite other nurses to join them in this desirable and nurturing environment.
To earn Pathway designation, a health care organization must demonstrate that it has integrated 12 practice standards into its operation policies, procedures, and management structure. These standards focus on the workplace, a balanced lifestyle for nurses, and policies that support nurses on the job. Organizations benefit from the application process, in which they collect the data and evidence to support the 12 standards and validate their integration through an online nurse survey.
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Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton or Baylor Scott & White Health.