TGMC Receives Pathway to Excellence® Re-designation

Houma, LA–11/05/2015

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is pleased to announce it has once again achieved the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is the second time TGMC has been honored with the Pathway to Excellence and is one of only three facilities in Louisiana, and the only one in our region, to receive this prestigious nursing designation.

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies that TGMC has provided the elements of a work environment where nurses can flourish and be proud of their work. The re-designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at TGMC and identifies it as one of the best hospitals to practice nursing.

TGMC was granted the Pathway to Excellence re-designation based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.”  TGMC earned the Pathway to Excellence distinction, by completing and passing a review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment — as defined by nurses and supported by research. The ANCC confirmed that TGMC has implemented these initiatives and are present in the facility’s practices, policies, and culture. All TGMC nurses verified the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely confidential online survey administered by the ANCC.

“We already knew our nurses were extraordinary,” said Teresita McNabb, Vice President of Nursing.  “Achieving this certification shows that our national professional organization recognizes this as well,” McNabb added.

As a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization, TGMC is committed to what nurses identify as important to their practice in addition to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This re-designation affirms that nurses working at TGMC know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment, and demonstrates to our patients and community that our nursing staff is highly trusted, offering experienced and compassionate care.

“TGMC is very proud to once again achieve the distinguished Pathways to Excellence designation,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “At TGMC, we truly appreciate our dedicated nurses and strive to provide a productive work environment where nurses can professionally grow within our organization, be prideful of their work, and succeed in the field of nursing while offering the best possible care to our patients and community.”

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