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Atrium Health Navicent Peach Receives Pathway to Excellence Designation

Atrium Health Navicent Peach Building Exterior.

Atrium Health Navicent Peach has received the prestigious Pathway to Excellence Program designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Pathway to Excellence is the premier designation for healthy work environments and recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate a commitment to establishing the foundation of a healthy workplace for staff.


“Supporting our nursing staff with professional development opportunities, a safe work environment and ensuring they have supportive leadership dedicated to their success has a direct impact on how they interact with our patients, leading to the highest quality of patient care,” said Atrium Health Navicent Chief Nurse Executive Tracey Blalock. “Congratulations to Atrium Health Navicent Peach on achieving this designation!”


Atrium Health Navicent Peach is one of eight Pathway to Excellence designated hospitals in Georgia and one of 215 in the nation.


To achieve the Pathway to Excellence designation, Atrium Health Navicent Peach met the ANCC’s six overarching standards that form the framework of a healthy work environment: shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well-being and professional development. The review included a review of documentation, teammate narratives and comprehensive surveys completed by nearly every nurse at the hospital.


“Atrium Health Navicent Peach is a small community hospital that delivers high-quality health care and we’re thrilled that the ANCC recognizes our dedication to teammates. Supporting a positive work environment and a culture of safety and teamwork directly impact the experience and care our patients receive,” said Atrium Health Navicent Peach CEO Laura Gentry who also serves as vice president for Atrium Health’s Georgia primary care service line.


Atrium Health Navicent Peach is part of Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States which includes 12 ANCC Magnet-designated hospitals. Magnet designation recognizes a hospital’s commitment to excellence in nursing leadership, professional development, community impact, professional practice, quality patient care and innovation.


Atrium Health Navient The Medical Center is a four-time Magnet recipient. Atrium Health Navicent Peach is the first in Advocate Health to receive the Pathway to Excellence designation.


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