Pentec Health’s Nursing Team Honored with ANCC Pathway Award™

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Award to implement technology-enabled integrative patient care

Pentec Health, a leader in providing intrathecal pump management through nursing services and complex pharmaceutical products for patients who require care in a flexible setting, was honored to receive the 2018 ANCC Pathway Award™. The award, sponsored by Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, honors a project proposal in a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization that demonstrates innovation and technology to create a positive nurse practice environment.

Pentec Health’s winning proposal was developed to address a worldwide epidemic that spans across all ages and walks of life – chronic pain. “The 2018 Pathway Award will enable us to take our nursing care to a superior level of excellence. Ultimately, our patients will be better able to cope with their pain, thus enhancing their quality of life. With appreciation to Cerner and ANCC, this grant will provide the technology to implement change for remote staff to receive expert instruction in integrative care and present demonstrated research to provide the evidence needed for measurable health outcomes. Our direct care professional nurses, led by Leann Li, deserve the credit for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the success of this initiative. I am so proud of our team,” said Karen McHenry, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President, Nursing Services at Pentec Health.

“I am proud of our nursing team for continuing to innovate and create opportunities to deliver a superior level of patient care,” said Joseph Cosgrove, Chairman, President and CEO of Pentec Health. “This team is a testament to our overall values at Pentec Health and the commitment we continue to have around keeping the patient at the center of everything we do.”

Members of the Pentec Health team attended the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference to accept the award on May 2, 2018. They plan to use the $25,000 award to implement technology-enabled integrative patient care techniques, allowing nurse coaches to hold interactive sessions with face-to-face capabilities. Through this use of technology and educational programming, Pentec aims to advance patient autonomy and involvement in self-care selections while also enhancing confidence in care decisions.

About Pentec Health
For over 34 years, Pentec Health has been an industry leader in providing patient-specific compounded sterile medications. Pentec Health’s medications are used for administration in dialysis centers, as well as providing in-home Specialty Infusion through nursing services and complex pharmaceutical products to patients who require access outside of a hospital setting. Pentec Health is now registered as an outsourcing facility, providing sterile compounds to meet the needs of the nation’s institutional healthcare segments. For more information, please visit http://www.pentechealth.com.

About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve high-quality continuing nursing education (CNE), interprofessional continuing education, transition to practice programs, and skills-based competency programs. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001:2015 certification recognizes ANCC as an organization that provides the highest level of service and quality both in the U.S. and globally.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,000 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

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