Pathway Newsletter Winter 2019

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2019 Pathway to Excellence® Conference Registration is Open!
Register for the 2019 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® and transform your practice environment, celebrate nursing achievement, and learn how to create a culture of excellence! 
Online Resources
Pathway to Excellence® Preconference Applicant Workshop
Join teams from across the world for the chance to network and learn how to leverage the Pathway to Excellence® framework to strengthen your organizational culture! Discover how your organization can create a healthy work environment where a culture of excellence fosters frontline staff to lead from the bedside. Develop a solid foundation aligned with your organization’s strategic goals to drive improvements in organizational outcomes. 
Pathway to Excellence Organizational Demographic Form (ODF) Updated
GOOD NEWS! Effective February 1, 2019, Pathway to Excellence Applicant organizations will now submit data at the facility level— unit level data is not required. The ODF must submitted as an Excel file.

Additional changes have been made to the Interim Monitoring Report Requirements that will take effect once designation has been achieved. 

Please see Interim Monitoring Requirements for additional information. 
Pathway-Designated Organization Tour and Q&A

Some Pathway to Excellence–designated organizations in the Orlando vicinity have graciously agreed to provide tours and answer questions for people from organizations on the Pathway journey around the 2019 Pathway to Excellence Conference. Direct contact information for these organizations is below:

Organization Name PPC Name PPC Contact Address Drive Time
South Florida Baptist Hospital Sarah Perron 301 N. Alexander St.
Plan City, FL 33563
Mease Countryside Hospital Heather Pierce-Wheeler 3231 McMullen Booth Rd.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
1h 28m
Mease Dunedin Hospital Health Pierce-Wheeler 601 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
1h 35m drive
Morton Plant Hospital Heather Pierce-Wheeler 300 Pinellas St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
1h 36m drive
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Heather Pierce-Wheeler 6600 Madison St.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
1h 42m drive
St. Anthony's Hospital Sarah Perron 1200 Seventh Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
1h 23m drive
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital  Sarah F. Perron 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Tampa, FL 33607
1h 8m drive
St. Joseph's Hospital North Sarah F. Perron 4211 Van Dyke Rd.
Lutz, FL 33558
1h 21m drive
St. Joseph's Hospital South Sarah F. Perron 6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL 33578
1h 8m drive
St. Joseph's Hospital Women's Hospital Sarah F. Perron 3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
1h 8m drive
Broward Health Imperial Point Netonua Reyes 6401 N. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
2h 15m drive
Mariners Hospital Sherry Stathers 91500 Overseas Hwy.
Tavernier, FL 33070
4h 27m drive
Where in the World is the Pathway Team?
Houston, TX: Christine Pabico, Director of the Pathway to Excellence® Program visited Pathway Designated organization Ben Taub General Hospital.
Lima, Peru: Jeff Doucette, VP of the Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence and Christine Pabico, Director of the Pathway to Excellence Program met with leadership from the Consejo Regional, professors at nursing schools in Peru, and the chief nurses from different hospitals in Peru to discuss how education is essential to empowering future nursing leaders. 
San Borja, Peru: Clinicia Santa Isabel staff shared their evidence based practices that demonstrated positive impacts on patient outcomes.
Bethesda, United States:
(L) Celebrating the Army Nurse Corps 118th Birthday! Second from right: CDR Bridgette Ferguson, Dept Chief Med/Surg and Behavioral Units, Special Assistant, PTE. Colonel Lozay Foots, DON, Keynote Speaker: Major General Gale Pollock, AN, USA (Ret), Melissa Bates, Sr. Analyst, Patience Harris, Sr. RN Specialist, and Colonel Cheryl Creamer, Deputy Director for Nursing.
(R) Colonel Lozay Foots, Director for Nursing does monthly CNO rounds on the 218 clinics and 15 inpatient units at Walter Reed to thank civilian staff, contractors and active duty personnel. Colonel Foots honors staff nurses with a specially designed leadership coin, presented here to Daisey award winner Lieutenant Junior Grade Natashja Mortam.
Creating a Culture of Lifelong Learning: A Strategy for Organizational Success 
Please enjoy this amazing article discussing how creating a culture of lifelong learning supports organizational success authored by Pathway to Excellence Director Christine Pabico in collaboration with Sheri Cosme, Director of the Practice Transitions Accreditation Program (PTAP) & Nursing Skills Competency Program (NSCP), Jen Graebe Director Primary and Joint Accreditation, and Commissioner Charles Perkins!
UK Nurse Takes Pathway to Happiness 
In her blog Moya Flaherty, BSC Critical Care Nursing and head of Professional and Practice Development at Northampton General Hospital, relives her journey along the Pathway to Excellence by answering the Monty Python-inspired question: "What has Pathway ever done for me?".
New and Redesignated Pathway Organizations!
The Pathway to Excellence Program welcomes initially designated organizations to the Pathway community! In addition, we acknowledge Pathway-recognized organizations for their steadfast commitment and congratulate them on their redesignation! The current number of Pathway-recognized organizations is 166!
January 2019
Initial Designation
  • Bartow Regional Medical Center—Bartow, FL
  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center—Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center—Portsmouth, VA
  • Baptist Health La Grange—La Grange, KY
December 2018
Initial Designation
  • Schuylkill Center Genesis Healthcare—Pottsville, PA
  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital—Ephrata, PA
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital—Alexandria, VA
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst Euless Bedford—Bedford, TX
  • Morton Plant Hospital—Clearwater, FL
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital—Fayetteville, GA
November 2018
Initial Designation
  • Menorah Medical Center—Overland Park, KS
  • Aspirus Langlade Hospital—Antigo, WI
  • The University of Vermont Health Network Elizabethtown Community Hospital—Elizabethtown, NY
  • GHS-Patewood Medical Campus—Greenville, SC
Pathway Is Attainable For Any Healthcare Organization!
In different types of settings:
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long Term Care
  • Ambulatory
  • Non-traditional settings
    • Home health
    • Hospice
  • All other settings across the continuum of care
Regardless of size:
  • Bed size ranges from 13* — 1000+
    *Critical access hospital
Pathway Strategic Planning Meeting

The Pathway team held its 2019 strategic planning day in the Inner Harbor. The productive and fun sessions lead to some great ideas to make the Pathway program even better!

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