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Pathway to Excellence® designation

In recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy Medical Center has received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Mercy is the only hospital in the region, and one of only two in New York State, to receive the designation. Pathway to Excellence identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. It substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Mercy and identifies the hospital as one of the best places for nurses to work.

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.

The Pathway to Excellence designation demonstrates that Mercy Medical Center 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 Mercy know their efforts are strongly supported.

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