July 17, 2017, Rifle, Colo: — On Thursday July 6th, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced the names of the 191 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities in 43 states that have earned the 2017 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 who have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.
“Silver award recipients are champions of performance excellence and quality health care outcomes,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “I commend their dedication to delivering solutions for quality care to the populations they serve. These organizations have done an outstanding job adhering to the rigorous demands of the Baldrige criteria and have demonstrated an effective approach to improving quality performance.”
E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle is one of only two nursing homes in Colorado to be awarded this Quality Designation. The award is based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Members at the Silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes.
“We are honored to be among this prestigious group of quality facilities in our nation. This award just confirms to our community, the hard work, dedication and quality of our staff and the care we provide to our residents” says Kenda Spaulding, Administrative Director of Long Term Care at Grand River Health’s E. Dene Moore Care Center. “This is truly a reflection of our entire Grand River Health System.” Angie Densley, Director of Nursing, at E. Dene Moore Care Center. Densley adds “There are so many departments at Grand River who were instrumental in our success and receiving this designation”
This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold Excellence in Quality award. A full list of Silver and Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website. Gold award recipients will be announced later this summer.
The program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: First Quality, National Research Corporation, and Team TSI Corporation. The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.
Grand River Health serves Western Garfield County, Colo. In an effort to improve the health and well- being of local communities. Grand River operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, Battlement Mesa Medical Clinic, Grand River Health and Safety Center in Parachute and Grand River Student Health Centers in Rifle and Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care. For more information, please visit www.grandriverhealth.org.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental 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.