Harris Health System bears the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) designation of Pathway to Excellence (PTE) as national recognition for achieving excellence in nursing. Harris Health's first designation was achieved in 2009 with Ben Taub Hospital being redesignated in 2013. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital was redesignated in 2020. This designation reflects Harris Health System Nursing's deep commitment to nurse clinicians and leaders and the recognition for the tremendous value of their contributions.
Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition standards as its benchmark, Harris Health has reached the next level of recognition for nursing excellence, both as an investment in the nursing profession, but more importantly, as a duty to the patients we serve. Both LBJ and Ben Taub Hospitals achieved the ANCC Magnet designation in 2020!