KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genesis Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, today announced that nine of its affiliated nursing facilities have been recognized as 2022 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The honor is the first of three progressive award tiers under the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards program. The program, presented by the leading long-term and post-acute care association, honors providers across the country who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for our nation’s seniors and people with disabilities.
The nine facilities receiving the bronze honor are:
Bristol Green Village – Bristol, CT
Pine Point Center – Scarborough, Maine
Crestwood Center – Milford, NH
Langdon Place Dover – Dover, NH
Ridgewood Center – Bedford, NH
Wolfeboro Bay Center – Wolfeboro, NH
The Belvedere – Chester, Pennsylvania
Chapel Manor – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Willows Center – Parkersburg, West Virginia
“We are so proud that these nine centers have been honored for their commitment to quality improvement,” said Melissa Powell, COO of Genesis HealthCare. “Quality of care is the foundation of everything we do. These center teams have demonstrated their commitment to providing ever-increasing 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-tier process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve the quality of life and care of residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with critical 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 reviewers review each application to determine if the center has met the criteria requirements. As a recipient of Bronze – Quality commitment price, these locations can now move forward in developing approaches and achieve advanced levels of performance that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality award criteria.
“Quality of care is always a priority for providers, and this achievement celebrates the commitment and courage of these nine facilities to find ways to improve the lives of their patients and residents,” said Tammy, Board Chair. AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award supervisors. Kelly. “I hope this will serve as a model for other centers to begin a formal process of continuous reflection and improvement in the delivery of quality care to staff, older people and people with disabilities.”
The awards will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual AHCA/NCALrd Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, October 9-12, 2022.
ABOUT GENESIS HEALTHCARE
Genesis HealthCare is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, constitutes one of the nation’s largest post-acute care companies, providing services to more than 250 skilled nursing facilities and senior living communities/ assisted in 22 states across the country. Genesis subsidiaries also provide rehabilitation therapies to approximately 1,100 healthcare providers in 43 states and the District of Columbia. References 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 the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 nonprofit and owner skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, subacute care centers and homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By providing solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of millions of frail, elderly and disabled people who receive long-term or post-acute care every day in our member facilities. For more information, visit www.ahcancal.org.