Baptist Health Paducah achieves third consecutive Pathway to Excellence designation

Baptist Health Paducah. May 23, 2024

PADUCAH, KY (May 2, 2024) - Baptist Health Paducah has achieved its third consecutive Pathway to Excellence® designation for its commitment to a positive practice environment and a culture of sustained excellence.


The Pathway to Excellence designation is a prestigious recognition that is reserved for organizations that demonstrate an unwavering commitment to creating a culture of empowerment and engagement. 


After document submission is complete, nursing staff are invited to complete an online survey consisting of 28 nursing-specific questions. Specific performance criteria are required to be considered for Pathway designation. Baptist Health Paducah exceeded every requirement of the survey portion of the application process. 


The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights Baptist Health Paducah’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. Baptist Health Paducah’s nurses are an integral part of the healthcare team, with a voice in policy and practice. Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety and better patient outcomes.


As a Pathway organization, Baptist Health Paducah leads the effort to enhance quality of care, patient and nursing safety and the future of healthcare delivery.


For more information on the Pathway to Excellence recognition program, visit ANCC’s website at