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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Honored With Pathway to Excellence® Re-Designation

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has achieved Pathway to Excellence® Program re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies health care organizations that create work environments where nurses can flourish and substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses working at Methodist Mansfield.

“This prestigious accomplishment identifies Methodist Mansfield as one of the best places to work for nurses,” says Nora Frasier, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing

officer, Methodist Mansfield. “Methodist Mansfield fosters a positive and nurturing work environment for nurses so they can provide the best care for our patients.”

The Pathway to Excellence re-designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.” 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 present in the facility’s practices, policies, and culture. Nurses in the organization verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely confidential online survey.

As a Pathway-designated institution, Methodist Mansfield is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Methodist Mansfield know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

“Receiving this achievement shows our commitment to excellence in nursing,” says John Phillips, FACHE, Methodist Mansfield president. “We’re proud of our dedicated nursing staff for the hard work and contributions they make to our patients every single day.”

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Eight hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum.

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About ANCC

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), 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 healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program® and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care®; 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.


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