Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - STPH Pathway to Excellence Designation



COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is one of only three Pathway-designated hospitals in Louisiana and one of only 129 designated facilities in the world.

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

“Ultimately patients say the difference they experience at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is in the nursing care,” said STPH Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Kerry Milton BSN RN MSHA. “We are beyond excited to provide such a world-class environment for our nurses and to have their hard work recognized with this designation. Our nurses are highly skilled, credentialed and trained, but what elevates them is their personal attention to individual patients.”

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 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 online survey.

As a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization, St. Tammany Parish Hospital is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at St. Tammany Parish Hospital know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.


About St. Tammany Parish Hospital
A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no ad valorem tax funding.

About ANCC
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program® and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.