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 2018 Deadlines & Fees:

Intent to Apply 
(Not Mandatory)
  • Now Open
  • Deadline: November 9th, 2017
​Intent to Apply Fees
  • Bronze: $75
  • Silver: $150
  • Gold: $300

 Resources and Info


 Baldrige Resources

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in QualityEach level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excel​lence.

Applications are judge​d by trained Examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.

​Submit Your Intent to Apply​ Today!

The Intent to Apply payment process for the 2018 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award application cycle is now open! 

Instructions can be accessed here or by clicking on the “Intent to Apply” tab under "Applicants" on the left-hand side of this page. The Intent to Apply deadline is Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Quality Award applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the non-refundable and non-transferable Intent to Apply payment. An Intent to Apply is not mandatory; however, applicants that submit an Intent to Apply will save money on their overall application fee and will also receive weekly deadline reminders, application tips, and additional resources from Quality Award staff. 

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