GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded the Pathway to Excellence designation to a select number of institutions, and Community Hospital is delighted to say that they have joined them.

The Pathway designation, a globally recognized certification, demonstrates Community Hospital’s dedication to creating an atmosphere where nurses feel empowered and appreciated. The nurses at Community Hospital are essential members of the medical staff and have a voice in practice and policy. The involvement of pathway nurses leads to higher work satisfaction, lower turnover, increased safety, and better patient outcomes.

“This prestigious designation speaks volumes in our commitment to providing top-notch care to the Grand Valley and upholding our values for our staff,” said Joe Gerardi, COO/CNO for Community Hospital. “Our team worked tirelessly to achieve this designation and validates our assurance to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients. This would not be possible without our outstanding staff,” he added.

Community Hospital is a Pathway organization that is in charge of improving care quality, nurse and patient safety and the future of healthcare delivery. Visit the ANCC website at for additional details on the Pathway to Excellence recognition program.

Acute care hospital Community Hospital has 60 beds and offers complete services. They are a Level III Trauma Center that serves the Western Slope of Colorado and eastern Utah as a member of the Colorado West Healthcare System. They also provide comprehensive outpatient diagnostic services. Local Hospital provides professional personnel and cutting-edge technologies in a restorative, family-oriented setting. The following