Lane Regional Receives Pathway to Excellence Re-Designation

American Nurses Credentialing Center

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has once again honored Lane Regional Medical Center with the Pathway to Excellence designation - making it one of 125 facilities nationwide and the first of only two hospitals in Louisiana with the distinction.

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of a positive work environment where nurses can flourish. The designation also recognizes the professional satisfaction of nurses at Lane and identifies Lane as one of the best places for nurses to work.

"As a Pathway to Excellence hospital, Lane Regional is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace,” says Jennifer Johnson, Chief Nursing Officer.  "This designation confirms to the public that nurses working here know their efforts are supported, and that Lane is a great place to work.”

For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents foundational quality initiatives to create 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 verify the presence of such criteria through a confidential online survey.

The ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, 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 accredit providers of continuing nursing education. Learn more at