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Sterling Regional MedCenter receives nursing honor

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STERLING, CO (Jan. 14, 2014) – Sterling Regional MedCenter is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Pathway to Excellence® designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation recognizes the professional job satisfaction of nurses at Sterling Regional MedCenter and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

“The achievement of this distinguished nursing award was made possible through dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work,” said CEO Julie Klein. “This is an acknowledgment of the excellent care provided by the nursing staff at Sterling Regional MedCenter each and every day. This team led by Brooke Hale is a true inspiration to everyone in the organization. Congratulations on this amazing success!” 

The Pathway to Excellence® designation is granted based on confirmation that the hospital maintains certain characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.” For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence® distinction, it must undergo a review process that documents quality initiatives to create a positive work environment. The positive work environment outlined for the award is defined by nurses and supported by research. These initiatives leaders at Sterling Regional MedCenter worked toward were shown in the facility’s practices, policies and culture. Sterling nurses verified the criteria by completing a confidential online survey.

As a Pathway to Excellence® organization, Sterling Regional MedCenter is committed to nurses, to what nurses believe is important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Sterling Regional MedCenter know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center is part of the American Nurses Association. It provides individuals and organizations in the nursing profession with resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize health care organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Pathway to Excellence Program® and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.

About Sterling Regional MedCenter
Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. The hospital offers a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. Sterling also is home to the David Walsh Cancer Center, which offers an unprecedented level of cancer care to region. For more information, visit


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