ANCC Corner

November 14, 2018


Please join us in congratulating three more Providence St. Joseph Health facilities on achieving Magnet® recognition in recent months:

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center – 1st Designation achieved 8/15/18
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center – 5th Designation achieved 9/19/18
  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital – 2nd Designation achieved 10/18/18

Becoming a Magnet®-recognized facility is a prestigious accolade and means all nurses have demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient care, continuing education and development throughout their nursing careers, and improving patient outcomes.

We had the privilege of honoring Providence Alaska Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center during this year’s ANCC Magnet® Conference in Denver, Colorado in October. We look forward to celebrating Providence St. Patrick Hospital’s (and perhaps others!) designation during next year’s conference in Orlando, Florida.



Swedish Ballard Receives Pathway to Excellence® Re-designation

We are excited to announce Swedish Ballard received the Pathway to Excellence® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Swedish Ballard was the first hospital in Washington State to be designated as a Pathway to Excellence Organization in 2015.

The Pathway to Excellence® program recognizes health care and long-term care organizations for positive practice environments where nurses excel. Organizations must meet six Pathway Practice Standards essential to an ideal nursing practice environment to qualify.

Pathway-designated organizations are recognized for respecting nursing contributions, supporting professional development and nurturing optimal practice environments; all values that align with the Swedish nursing strategic plan and the system’s mission, vision and values.

“Pathway to Excellence re-designation demonstrates the culture of a positive practice environment and nursing excellence is alive and well at Swedish Ballard,” said Leslee Goetz, chief nursing officer at Swedish Ballard.