AHCA/NCAL Announces 2024 Bronze National Quality Awards

709 long term care providers in 48 states are recognized for their commitment to improving quality care

Quality Award; Awards and Recognition
​​​Washington, D.C. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today announced the names of the 2024 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award recipients. This year, 525 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), 135 assisted living (AL) communities, and 49 combined SNF/AL providers in 48 states earned 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 and post-acute care. 

“The recognition of these facilities is a testament to their commitment to quality,” said Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO. “Their initial step on this journey is setting an inspiring benchmark for others in our profession. We celebrate their dedication and look forward to their continued pursuit of excellence as they strive for Gold.” 

“Our recipients exemplify leadership and a steadfast commitment to quality and innovation," said LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director of NCAL. “Their accomplishment is a crucial step in creating an even brighter future for all residents and staff. We honor their dedication and celebrate the positive impact they are making in our assisted living communities.” 

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 Quality Award. 

“This achievement reflects each provider’s dedication to continuous improvement,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “It is an honor to recognize their hard work and commitment to enhancing the quality of care and service as they continue this rewarding journey.” 

A list of all 2024 Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award web​site. 

The Association will announce the 2024 Silver Awards at the end of June, and Gold Awards in August. 

The 2024 National Quality Award Program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: PharMerica, Prevail by First Quality, SnapCare, HealthCap, and MatrixCare. 

The National Quality Awards will be presented during Delivering Solutions 24, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 6-9, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. ​