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Texas Health Allen Earns Pathway to Excellence® Re-designation for Nursing Care
01/11/2013

ALLEN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen’s dedication to nurses has earned the hospital Pathway to Excellence® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Texas Health Allen is the only hospital in Northern Collin County to earn the designation, which has been granted to only 94 hospitals nationwide.

“Re-designation signifies the positive work environment Texas Health Allen has created and maintained to support exceptional nurses providing exceptional care for our community,” said Jane Cook, M.S.N., R.N., CNAA-BC, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Allen. “Our teamwork allows for outstanding patient care.”

To achieve the Pathway to Excellence® designation hospitals must create an environment that supports nurses. Efforts to improve the quality of care provided to patients also are reviewed as are the hospital’s practices, policies and culture. Nurses at the hospital completed a survey discussing their satisfaction with Texas Health Allen and identifying it as a best place to work.

“We appreciate our nursing team taking the time to share their thoughts on their work at Texas Health Allen,” said Jeff Reecer, president Texas Health Allen. “We are pleased that the ANCC has recognized the dedication of our employees and the quality of care they provide each patient.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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