After a rigorous year-long application and review process, Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has become only the fourth long-term care organization in the nation to receive the prestigious “Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care (PTE-LTC)” award from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The PTE-LTC recognition is the long term care equivalent of Magnet status for nursing in acute care facilities, and it recognizes facilities that deliver high quality, safe, efficient care to residents -- a place where there is resident and nurse satisfaction, as well as nurse retention.
In order to accomplish their goal of receiving this award, Carroll Manor put together an interdisciplinary team to gather research, data, and best practices, and presented the information in a 500-page document detailing the outstanding work of the organization’s CNAs, LPNs and RNs.
In order to keep all of the associates involved and engaged over the year-long process, the team continually kept the organization updated on the status of their work through signage boards, announcements, posters, banners, and the Carroll-LINES newsletter.
“This has been such an exciting time for us. It was a way to show off our successes” said Janice Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing and Program Coordinator for the Pathway to Excellence initiative. “We are now trying to take in this great achievement and comprehend the enormity of what we accomplished through collaboration, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.”
The ANCC, in their review following the designation award, complimented Carroll Manor on their efforts to promote and develop a shared governance model of associate engagement. They also highlighted the patient care and compassion shown by the caregivers at Carroll Manor to their patients.