Morrilton Celebrates its Re-designation as a Pathway to Excellence Hospital

Congratulations to our Morrilton hospital for being designated for the third time as a “Pathway to Excellence” hospital, maintaining its distinction as the first and only hospital in Arkansas to receive the “Pathway to Excellence” recognition for its exceptional nursing care.

The prestigious designation awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes a healthcare organization for quality nursing standards and patient care. As a “Pathway to Excellence” hospital, CHI St. Vincent Morrilton has demonstrated its commitment to a positive nursing environment.

CHI St. Vincent Morrilton first received the designation in 2014. The hospital retained the status after an evaluation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC also utilizes a confidential Nurses Survey to determine whether the hospital maintains the designation. The survey demonstrates the
professional satisfaction of nurses at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton.

Worldwide, only a small number of hospitals have attained the “Pathway to Excellence”
designation. Healthcare organizations are measured on 12 practice standards and organizations
that seek “Pathway to Excellence” recognition must demonstrate how the standards are
embodied in their operating policies, procedures and organizational culture. Some of those
standards include: systems that address patient care and practice concerns; safe and healthy work
environments; nurses controlling the practice of nursing; professional development opportunities
for nurses; encouragement of a balanced lifestyle; equitable compensation; and a quality program
using evidence-based practices.