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Published on September 19, 2019

Asante Three Rivers Receives
Pathway to Excellence Designation

A mark of distinction for nursing excellence

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center received the Pathway to Excellence® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital is one of only two in Oregon to achieve this honor.

The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights Asante Three Rivers commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. "Our nurses are an integral part of the health care team, with a voice in policy and practice," said Laura Magstadt, vice president of Nursing at Asante Three Rivers. “Nurses who are engaged in their work experience higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety and better patient outcomes.”

To earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, the hospital had to successfully complete a thorough review of six performance standards, including shared decision-making; leadership; quality; wellbeing; and professional development. The second step is a validation survey completed by the nursing staff.

“A positive working environment not only benefits our staff, it benefits our patients, too, because we’re able to retain the best and the brightest nurses in our community,” added Magstadt.

This is the third time Asante Three Rivers has received the Pathway designation, the first being in 2012. Only 178 hospitals in the nation have achieved Pathway to Excellence designation and only 23 hospitals worldwide have achieved the designation three or more times.

The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and provides nurses with resources to achieve excellence in their profession.

Reviewed by Lauren Van Sickle on September 19, 2019

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