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Piedmont Fayette Earns Pathway to Excellence Redesignation

Fayetteville, Ga. (December 17, 2018) - Piedmont Fayette Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Pathway to Excellence designation is perfectly suited to and desired by health care organizations around the world. Piedmont Fayette is one of 168 organizations in the world to earn this designation and the only one in Georgia.

“Our nurses worked hard to secure this designation three years ago and they have done a fantastic job of continuing to meet the high standards to earn this recognition and of consistently searching for ways to improve,” said Piedmont Fayette Chief Nursing Officer Merry Heath. “Although this designation states that we are an excellent place to work for nurses, I believe that it is also shows that we have a great work environment for all staff. This designation is possible because of the entire team at Piedmont Fayette.”

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. It is granted based on the confirmed presence of the six Pathway to Excellence Practice Standards: shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well being, and professional development. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at Piedmont Fayette and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

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, Piedmont Fayette 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 Piedmont Fayette’s nurses know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

Learn more about Piedmont Fayette Hospital at piedmont.org/fayette

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