Hospital wins award

Hospital coordinator Tina Kuehn, RN, Waupun Memorial Hospital, left, and Women & Infants Lead RN, Melissa Bresser, RN, review a performance improvement board used by nursing team members to set goals that help to enhance the overall experience by patients and visitors.

WAUPUN — Waupun Memorial Hospital has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the third time, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

The honor was first received in 2013.

The designation is a global credential that highlights the hospital’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued and is granted based on the confirmed presence of characteristics known as “The Pathway to Excellence Criteria.” Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety and better patient outcomes, according to the release.

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