Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne Earns Pathway to Excellence Designation
05/11/2011

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Heath Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Texas Health Cleburne is one of 72 hospitals worldwide to earn the designation.

Blake Kretz, FACHE, hospital president, presented the Pathway to Excellence® award to Cindy Plonien, chief nurse executive.
Blake Kretz, FACHE, hospital president, presented the Pathway to Excellence® award to Cindy Plonien, chief nurse executive.
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“Our nurses work tirelessly each day to care for our patients,” said Cindy Plonien, chief nurse executive at Texas Health Cleburne. “We are thrilled to have earned this designation and appreciate the support and feedback from our nurses to make our hospital a place they enjoy working at each day.”

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 Cleburne and identifying it as a best place to work.

“At Texas Health Cleburne we have a commitment to providing the best working environment possible to all our employees and to the physicians on the medical staff,” said Blake Kretz, FACHE, hospital president. “We appreciate that our nurses took the time to share their thoughts with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and we are thrilled that the organization has recognized our efforts.”

More information about nursing at Texas Health Cleburne, including the new TV commercials honoring nursing care at Texas Health hospitals, is available at TexasHealth.org/Nursing. For more information on the hospital, visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne or "Like" the hospital on Facebook.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

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, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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