Brookwood Health achieved Pathway to Excellence Designation

Oct 29, 2015

Kristina Wilburn
(205) 877-1160
[email protected]

Birmingham, AL (July 30, 2015) – Brookwood Medical center is excited to announce we have achieved Pathway to Excellence®designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The Pathway to Excellence designation recognizes the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation confirms the professional satisfaction of nurses at Brookwood Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

“I am pleased and honored that we have been awarded Pathway to Excellence designation by the ANCC,” says Jackie Martinek, Brookwood’s Chief Nursing Officer. “We have been working on this project for several years and I am thrilled our nurses have achieved this success!”  

The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.”  For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment — as defined by nurses and supported by research. These initiatives must be present in the facility’s practices, policies, and culture. Nurses in the organization verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a completely confidential online survey.

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

About Brookwood Medical Center
Founded in 1973, Brookwood Medical Center is one of the largest private hospitals in Alabama, and a leading provider of advanced medical care to the Homewood community and beyond. Brookwood’s medical staff is comprised of more than 900 privately practicing physicians and its workforce includes more than 2,500 employees and volunteers. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Brookwood Medical Center is a full service acute care hospital, widely recognized for its cardiology, oncology, mental health and orthopedic program. For more information on Brookwood's services, visit or call (205) 877-8800.

About ANCC
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare 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. 

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