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UPMC Carlisle and UPMC Hanover Achieve Pathway to Excellence® Recognition


August 25, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa.– UPMC Carlisle and UPMC Hanover have attained the Pathway to Excellence® designation for their commitment to safeguarding the well-being of their caregivers. These hospitals and their nursing teams join a premier group of organizations that have received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights UPMC Carlisle and UPMC Hanover’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety and better patient outcomes.

“This designation serves as a testament to our strong and continued commitment to nursing excellence and reflects the dedication, hard work and collaborative spirit that define our hospitals,” said Maribeth McLaughlin, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.M., chief nurse executive, UPMC. “This recognition highlights the positive work culture, the outstanding patient outcomes and the exceptional care experiences we consistently deliver.”

The Pathway designation depicts six standards relating to decision-making, leadership, safety and professional development that are essential elements in developing a positive practice environment for nursing across a variety of health care settings. The Pathway standards provide specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Improving nurse satisfaction and well-being.
  • Increasing retention in nursing staff and leaders.
  • Cultivating professional collaboration within the system.
  • Encouraging high-quality nursing practices.
  • .Supporting business growth

As Pathway-Designated organizations, UPMC Carlisle and UPMC Hanover lead the efforts to enhance quality of care, patient and nursing safety and the future of healthcare delivery.

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UPMC Carlisle Leaders Pathway
UPMC Hanover Leaders Pathway

UPMC Carlisle staff receive recognition for Pathways to Excellence.

UPMC Hanover staff showcase their Pathways to Excellence attire.

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