American Nurses Credentialing Center “Pathway To Excellence™” Designation at CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital

The Pathway to Excellence™ designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

The Pathway to Excellence™ designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of twelve essential elements for the ideal nursing practice environment.  For a hospital 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 hospital verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely confidential online survey.

As a Pathway to Excellence™ designated hospital, CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands 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 CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.