Washington, D.C. -- Sibley Memorial Hospital has achieved Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care designation identifies the elements of an interprofessional long-term care work environment where nursing staff can flourish and feel empowered, according to ANCC. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nursing staff at Sibley and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
“As a Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care designated organization, Sibley Memorial Hospital is committed to creating an environment where nursing staff excel and feel valued as integral members of the interprofessional health care team,” said Joanne Miller, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C., chief nursing officer at Sibley. “This designation confirms to the public that nursing staff working at Sibley know their efforts are supported.”
The Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care designation is granted based on centers that demonstrate the six ANCC Pathway to Excellence Practice Standards:
- Shared decision-making
- Professional development
According to ANCC, for an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care 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. Nursing staff in the organization verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely voluntary and confidential online survey.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 386-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services and a state-of-the-art 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus, with its new Patient Tower, is also home to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. For more information, visit Sibley.org.