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SOURCE Genesis HealthCare
Centers Honored in National Program for Best Practices in Quality Care
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, today announced that three of its Centers have been recognized as recipients of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Only 77 facilities nationwide received the Silver level award this year.
"These recipients have demonstrated strong approaches that will lead them to improved performance," said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. "I congratulate all of them for being on this quality improvement path."
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.
The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, these centers and their staff have demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals. Recipients of the Silver-Award may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold-Excellence in Quality Award, which requires them to address the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence.
The three Genesis facilities receiving the Silver honor are:
"Quality improvement has long-been a priority at Genesis HealthCare," shares Chief Executive Officer George V. Hager, Jr. "These three Genesis centers have demonstrated an exceptional track record of providing quality care and services to our patients and residents. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of each and every employee at these three centers."
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.
About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 28 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to over 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.
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