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BMH Receives Pathway to Excellence Designation

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BMH Receives Pathway to Excellence Designation

Monday, September 24, 2018

Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of professional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction and identifies Bedford Memorial Hospital as one of the best places to work.

The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of sixty-four elements of performance, categorized into six standards:

  • Shared decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Well-being
  • Professional development

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 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, Bedford Memorial Hospital is committed to creating an environment where nurses excel and feel valued as integral members of professional health care teams. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Centra know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital joins only 8 other hospitals in the state of Virginia, and the only one in our region to receive this prestigious designation.