July 06, 2017
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5 Long-Term Care and Senior Living Providers in Pennsylvania Earn 2017 Silver National Quality Award

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) announced that five long-term and senior living providers have been recognized with the 2017 Silver Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and honors providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

“Quality care is every long-term care providers’ top priority,” said W. Russell McDaid, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA). “These facilities have demonstrated their commitment to quality care by choosing to participate in the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living’s rigorous quality awards program.

“Achieving the award is a testament to the caring, professional way their caregivers and staff work with residents and their families and their dedication to improving the quality of care being delivered to residents across Pennsylvania. We are proud of their commitment and proud that they are being recognized with this distinction. We congratulate all of them.”

The award winners in Pennsylvania, by county, are:

BUCKS COUNTY

  • Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmac Corporation

CHESTER COUNTY

  • Sunrise of Paoli, Sunrise Senior Living

ERIE COUNTY

  • Sunrise of Presque Isle, Sunrise Senior Living

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Sunrise of Dresher, Sunrise Senior Living

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

  • Somerton Center, Genesis HealthCare

Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements and demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

Recipients of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.

Earlier this year, the winners of the Bronze awards were announced. A full list of those recipients is available on the PHCA website at https://www.phca.org/news/press-releases/21-long-term-care-senior-living-providers-pennsylvania-receive-national-quality-award.

Gold Quality Award winners will be announced on August 11.

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