Cleveland Clinic Florida has been re-designated a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in the nursing profession. Achieving this designation is indicative of the organization’s commitment to creating a positive nursing practice environment which has led to a high level of professional satisfaction among nurses at Cleveland Clinic Florida.
“Cleveland Clinic Florida first earned the Pathway designation in 2014, a distinction held by only 163 hospitals,” said Kerry A. Major, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. “Having achieved this designation once again solidifies Cleveland Clinic Florida as one of the best places for nurses to work in South Florida and is a tribute to our nurses who are dedicated to serving their patients and each other.”
The ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence is an internationally recognized designation earned by organizations that demonstrate a commitment to creating a work environment where nurses are respected, appreciated and provided with opportunities to excel professionally. Nurses in Pathway-designated organizations know their efforts are supported and their contributions are valued in their organizations. The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs.
To qualify for a Pathway of Excellence designation, health care institutions must meet 12 practice standards necessary for an ideal nursing practice environment including a safe and healthy work environment, equitable compensation, professional development opportunities and sufficient recognition for achievements. These principles must be evident in the facility’s practices, policies and culture, and nurses in candidate organizations verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a confidential online survey.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is currently expanding its operations across Broward and Palm Beach counties, with a new 221,000 sq. ft. hospital tower in Weston, a 73,000-square-foot clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs, and a new medical office in Wellington. Nurses interested in career opportunities with Cleveland Clinic Florida, home to Broward County’s highest ranked hospital by U.S. News and World Report, can visit https://my.clevelandclinic.org/florida/about/careers.
About Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cleveland Clinic Florida is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Florida has more than 260 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #2 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and eighth in Florida in US News & World Report’s 2017-2018 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.