January 25, 2022
Texas Health Azle and Texas Health Specialty Hospital notch designation for fifth time

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle and Texas Health Specialty Hospital were recognized as Pathway to Excellence® hospitals Jan. 18, the fifth designation for both.

They are currently the only Texas Health hospitals to be designated as Pathway to Excellence five times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“Our nursing teams have remained selfless and courageous through the past two years, which have been exceptionally challenging for everyone on our hospital staff,” said Tonya Sosebee, M.S.N., R.N., NEA-BC, chief operating and nursing officer at Texas Health Azle. “This fifth designation is well-deserved.”

Elements considered for Pathway to Excellence are shared decision-making and governance, patient and nurse safety, person- and family-centered care, evidence-based care, continuous improvement and improving population health, staff well-being and professional development.

There are 207 Pathway organizations, 123 of those in the U.S. and 22 in Texas. Designations are made every four years.

“I am honored and thankful to work with such a magnificent team at Texas Health Specialty Hospital,” said Pam Duffey, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. “The care and compassion that everyone here provides every day makes our hospital a great place for our patients, families, physicians and staff.”


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Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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