Cleveland Clinic Florida Achieves Pathway To Excellence

Cleveland Clinic Florida has been re-designated a Pathway to Excellence organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in the nursing profession. Achieving this designation is indicative of the organization’s commitment to creating a positive nursing practice environment, which has led to a high level of professional satisfaction among nurses at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

“Cleveland Clinic Florida first earned the Pathway to Excellence designation in 2014, a distinction held by only 163 hospitals,” said Kerry A. Major, chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. “Having achieved this designation once again solidifies Cleveland Clinic Florida as one of the best places for nurses to work in South Florida and is a tribute to our nurses who are dedicated to serving their patients and each other.”

Pathway to Excellence is an internationally recognized designation earned by organizations that demonstrate a commitment to creating a work environment where nurses are respected, appreciated and provided with opportunities to excel professionally.

To qualify for a Pathway of Excellence designation, healthcare institutions must meet 12 practice standards necessary for an ideal nursing practice environment, including a safe and healthy work environment, equitable compensation, professional development opportunities and sufficient recognition for achievements.

These principles must be evident in the facility’s practices, policies and culture, and nurses in candidate organizations verify the presence of the criteria in the organization through participation in a confidential online survey.

Cleveland Clinic Florida is currently expanding its operations across Broward and Palm Beach counties, with a new 221,000-square-foot hospital tower in Weston, a 73,000-square-foot clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs and a new medical office in Wellington. Nurses interested in career opportunities with Cleveland Clinic Florida, can visit

Cleveland Clinic Florida is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Florida has more than 260 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties.