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AHCA/NCAL Announces 2016 Silver National Quality Award Recipients  
AHCA/NCAL Announces 2016 Silver National Quality Award Recipients
71 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities recognized for commitment to quality care
AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org
(202) 898-3165
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/30/2016
Washington, D.C. — The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) today announced the names of the 71 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities that have earned the 2016 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award. The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

“The quality of care we provide to those we serve continues to improve because of champions like this year’s honorees,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “I applaud their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of quality excellence.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

“It takes incredible dedication and passion to successfully apply the demands of the criteria,” said Christine Boldt, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “This group has risen to that challenge. I commend them for the work they do to improve the lives of those we serve every day.”
 
This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. On June 1, the Association announced the honorees of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award. A full list of Silver and Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website here. Later this summer, the names of the Gold awards will be announced.

The program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: My InnerView, National Research Corporation; PointRight; Team TSI Corporation; and First Quality. The awards will be presented to recipients on October 18 during AHCA/NCAL’s 67th Annual Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. 

ABOUT AHCA/NCAL
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 13,700 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.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.

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