AHCA/NCAL Announces 2014 Bronze National Quality Award Recipients

Hayden Parker

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today released the names of 390 long term and post-acute care centers that have earned a 2014 Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award program, which honors skilled nursing and post-acute care centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“These centers have not only successfully applied the criteria of the National Quality Award program, but have demonstrated a true commitment for improving lives through quality care,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I applaud and encourage this year’s recipients to continue their quality journeys.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.  The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, these centers may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award. A full list of the recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL website.

The recipient centers will be honored during the AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

AHCA/NCAL will announce Silver recipients on June 27 and Gold recipients on August 18.

Here are the list of the 10 winners from Kansas! KHCA/KCAL is very proud of these centers!

2014

Bronze

Golden Living - Edwardsville

Edwardsville

KS

2014

Bronze

Pleasant Valley Skilled Nursing

Sedan

KS

2014

Bronze

Wheatland Nursing Center

Russell

KS

2014

Bronze

Moran Manor Skilled Nursing by Americare

Moran

KS

2014

Bronze

Osage Nursing Center

Osage City

KS

2014

Bronze

Heritage Health Care

Chanute

KS

2014

Bronze

Gran Villas Pittsburg

Pittsburg

KS

2014

Bronze

Rolling Hills Health Center

Topeka

KS

2014

Bronze

Medicalodges Goddard

Goddard

KS

2014

Bronze

Nuevant House

Lawrence

KS


Have you applied for the bronze award?  KHCA/KCAL wants you to catch the quality bug!

Come join us at the KHCA/KCAL Road to the Bronze Award Workshop! December 1st, 2014 in Topeka, KS.

This workshop will provide KHCA & KCAL members with a full-day of training and face-to-face consultation on how to complete the AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award Application for award or renewal award. Participants will leave the workshop with their completed AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award Applications.

Any questions?  Contact Polly Berkley!