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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

February 28 2012

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Purvi Ruiz
Phone: 281-737-2512

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Announces American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® Designation

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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

Sheila Fata, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Willowbrook state, "This redesignation as a ´Pathway to Excellence´ hospital is a confirmation of the excellent nursing professionals who are aligned with MWH and with whom I am proud to be associated!"

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, Methodist Willowbrook 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 Methodist Willowbrook Hospital know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

The Pathway to Excellence designation is perfectly suited to small and medium-sized healthcare organizations, but is attainable by all healthcare facilities around the world.

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About Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith based hospital, which is part of The Methodist Hospital System. It has expanded its campus in Northwest Houston to serve the area in a more comprehensive way.

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women´s & Children´s Pavilion.

For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit www.methodistwillowbrook.com. For a physician referral, call (282) 737-2500.

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 accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org