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Published on June 24, 2019

Abington - Lansdale Hospital Announces American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® Re-Designation

Lansdale, PA (June 24, 2019)  – Kelly Cummings, MJ, RNC, chief nursing officer at Abington – Lansdale Hospital, announced that Abington – Lansdale Hospital has achieved Pathway to Excellence® re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the third time.

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The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Abington - Lansdale Hospital and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

Abington – Lansdale Hospital has been recognized for the third time at a national level by the ANCC as an organization that continuously supports and invests in nurses—one of only six Pathway designated organizations in Pennsylvania.

“This re-designation is a reflection of the environment here at Abington – Lansdale Hospital,” says Cummings. “Abington – Lansdale Hospital is proud to maintain an environment where nurses feel empowered and have opportunities to flourish. We know that this kind of environment enables our nurses to provide our patients with the highest level of care,” says Cummings. “We are honored and so pleased to have received this designation.”

The Pathway to Excellence 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—including shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well-being, and professional development—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 and voluntary online survey. This designation can be renewed every five years, based on evidence of expansion in professional development categories for nurses, including continuing education, publication or research and assessment.

As a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization, Abington - Lansdale Hospital is committed to nurses and what they identify as important to their practice. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Abington-  Lansdale Hospital know their efforts are supported and their voices are heard. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in a nurturing environment focused on quality and collaboration.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two Urgent Care Centers located in Flourtown and Willow Grove, and six convenient outpatient facilities located in Willow Grove, Warminster, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville and Elkins Park. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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