AHCA/NCAL Announces 2023 Bronze National Quality Award Recipients

Nearly 400 long term care providers in 47 states recognized for commitment to improving quality care

Quality Award; Long Term Care; Awards and Recognition

​​​​​​Washington, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today announced the recipients of the 2023 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. This year, 277 skilled nursing care centers, 57 assisted living communities, and 60 facilities that offer both skilled nursing and assisted living from 47 states achieved the Bronze Award, the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program recognizes organizations that meet progressively rigorous standards of performance to improve the lives of residents and staff in long term care.

“I applaud all of these providers for taking this important first step in their quality award journey," said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “The work that they have accomplished lays the groundwork to continue to improve the lives of the individuals who live and work in long term care."

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they assess their organization's mission, vision, and key factors that lead to success. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Bronze recipients can now move on to the Silver Award level.

“Earning this award is a milestone​ to be proud of," said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “It's at this point that providers see what is possible by committing to the process of improvement. Congratulations to all this year's recipients. I encourage you to continue your journey to the next level."

A list of all 2023 Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website​.

The Association will announce the 2023 Silver Awards at the end of June, and Gold Awards in August.

The 2023 National Quality Award Program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: PharMerica, Pinnacle Quality Insight, Prevail by First Quality, HealthCap and MatrixCare.

The National Quality Awards will be presented during Delivering Solutions 23, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 1-4, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.