Baptist Health Corbin Announces American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence Designation

August 11, 2017

Baptist Health Corbin is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Baptist Health Corbin is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 
The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at Baptist Health Corbin and identifies it as one of the best places to work.  Sherrie Mays, MSN, RN, Vice President, Chief of Nursing stated, “This designation reflects the great nursing care that our staff provides to our patients. I am so proud of their accomplishment.”

The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of the six Pathway to Excellence Practice Standards: 1. Shared decision-making 2. Leadership 3. Safety 4. Quality 5. Well-being 6. Professional development
For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence 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 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, Baptist Health Corbin is committed to creating an environment where nurses excel and feel valued as integral members of interprofessional health care teams. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Baptist Health Corbin know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment. 
The Pathway to Excellence designation is perfectly suited to and desired by health care organizations around the world.
About Baptist Health
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves.  The Baptist Health family consists of nine hospitals (eight owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 300 outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, including urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers.
Baptist Health’s eight owned hospitals include more than 2,400 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah and Richmond. In Kentucky and New Albany, Ind. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Hospital, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown, KY.
Baptist’s physician network includes more than 450 employed physicians and more than 1,600 independent physicians. It employs more than 20,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states.
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. 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 and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care programs; 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.