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National award signifies a formal commitment to continuous improvement in quality care
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the largest post-acute providers in the nation, today announced that nine of its affiliated nursing facilities have been recognized as a 2022 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program, presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care, honors providers across the country that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for our nation’s seniors and people with disabilities.
The nine facilities receiving the Bronze honor are:
Village Green of Bristol - Bristol, CT
Pine Point Center - Scarborough, ME
Crestwood Center – Milford, NH
Langdon Place of Dover – Dover, NH
Ridgewood Center – Bedford, NH
Wolfeboro Bay Center – Wolfeboro, NH
The Belvedere – Chester, PA
Chapel Manor – Philadelphia, PA
Willows Center – Parkersburg, WV
“We are so proud of these nine centers for being honored for their commitment to improving quality,” said Melissa Powell, Chief Operating Officer of Genesis HealthCare. “Quality care is at the foundation of everything that we do. These center teams have demonstrated their commitment to delivering ever-improving value to patients, residents and other customers. We couldn’t be more proud of their achievement.”
Created by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve quality of life and care of long term care residents and staff.
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a sustainable performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality award, these locations may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving advanced levels of performance that meet the Silver - Achievement in Quality award criteria.
“Quality care is always top of mind for providers, and this achievement celebrates the commitment and fortitude of these nine facilities to find ways to enhance the lives of its patients and residents,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Tammy Kelly. “I hope this serves as a model for other centers to begin a formal process to continually reflect on and improve its delivery of quality care to staff, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.”
The awards will be celebrated during AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 9-12, 2022.
ABOUT GENESIS HEALTHCARE
Genesis HealthCare is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care companies, providing services to more than 250 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 22 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation therapy to approximately 1,100 healthcare providers in 43 states, and the District of Columbia. References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.