Sixty Alabama nursing homes are receiving national recognition for reaching quality goals. The acknowledgement comes from the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) Quality Initiative Recognition Program. It recognizes skilled nursing care centers for their individual work to achieve AHCA’s Quality Initiative goals.

The centers receiving recognition meet or exceed four or more of the eight goals set forth by the AHCA’s Quality Initiative:

  1. Decrease turnover rates among nursing staff by 15% from 2015 or achieve/maintain at or less than 40%
  2. Adopt Core-Q customer satisfaction questionnaire and measure and upload data to LTC Trend Tracker
  3. Reduce the number of unintended health care outcomes
  4. Safely reduce the number of hospital readmissions within 30 days during a skilled nursing center stay by a total of 30% from December 2011 or achieve and maintain a low rate of 10%
  5. Improve discharge back to the community by 10% from December 2014 or achieve and maintain a high rate of at least 70%
  6. Improve functional outcomes by 10% from December 2015 or maintain an average rate of improvement of 75%
  7. Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics in long-stay nursing center residents by a total of 30% from December 2011
  8. Safely reduce hospitalizations among long-stay residents by 15% from December 2014 or achieve/maintain a low rate of 10% or less

Alabama nursing homes achieving four or more of these goals are:

  • Arbor Woods Health & Rehab Center, Reform
  • Arlington Rehab & HealthCare Center, Birmingham
  • Ashland Place Health & Rehab, Mobile
  • Athens Health & Rehab, Athens
  • Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home, Centreville
  • Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center East, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center, Birmingham
  • Brookshire Healthcare Center, Huntsville
  • Brown Nursing Home, Alexander City
  • Burns Nursing & Rehab, Russellville
  • Camden Nursing Facility, Camden
  • Civic Center Health & Rehab, Birmingham
  • Cloverdale Rehab & Nursing Center, Scottsboro
  • Colonial Haven Care & Rehab Center, Greensboro
  • Crossville Health and Rehab, Crossville
  • Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, Citronelle
  • Crowne Health Care of Mobile, Mobile
  • Diversicare of Lanett, Lanett
  • Diversicare of Oneonta, Oneonta
  • EAMC Lanier Nursing Home, Valley
  • Englewood Health Care Center, Monroeville
  • Enterprise Health & Rehab Center, Enterprise
  • Falkville Healthcare Center & Rehab, Falkville
  • Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Florence
  • Galleria Woods, Birmingham
  • Glen Haven Health & Rehab, Northport
  • Gulf Coast Health & Rehab, Mobile
  • Hartford Health Care, Hartford
  • Highlands Health & Rehab, Scottsboro
  • Hillview Terrace Rehab Select, Montgomery
  • Jacksonville Health & Rehab, Jacksonville
  • Legacy Health & Rehab of Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Grove
  • Lineville Health & Rehab, Lineville
  • Magnolia Ridge, Gardendale
  • Marshall Manor Nursing Home, Guntersville
  • Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing & Rehab, Florence
  • Monroe Manor Health & Rehab Center, Monroeville
  • NHC HealthCare of Anniston, Anniston
  • North Hill Nursing & Rehab Center, Birmingham
  • Northside Health Care, Gadsden
  • Oak Knoll Health & Rehab, Birmingham
  • Oak Trace Care & Rehab Center, Bessemer
  • Opp Health & Rehab, Opp
  • Orchard Rehab & HealthCare Center, Hayneville
  • Palm Gardens Health & Rehab, Mobile
  • Park Manor Health & Rehab, Northport
  • Ridgewood Health Services, Jasper
  • Roanoke Rehab & HealthCare Center, Roanoke
  • Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facility, Athens
  • South Health & Rehab, Birmingham
  • Springhill Senior Residence, Mobile
  • Sumter Health & Rehab, York
  • Sylacauga Health & Rehab, Sylacauga
  • Terrace Manor Nursing & Rehab Center, Russellville
  • Valley View Health & Rehab, Madison
  • Warren Manor Health & Rehab, Selma
  • Wesley Place on Honeysuckle, Dothan
  • Wetumpka Health & Rehab, Wetumpka
  • Willow Trace Nursing Center, Butler
  • Windsor House, Huntsville

Of the nursing homes listed, 39 met four of the goals, 15 met five of the goals and six met six of the goals.

“This achievement overall represents not only improvement on a set of quality measures in these centers, but also significant improvements in outcomes among the elderly they serve, such as fewer hospitalizations, more discharges back to the community and stopping the use of antipsychotics that can be harmful,” said Dr. David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. “We applaud these organizations for making a difference in the lives of their patients and residents.”

Launched in 2012 by AHCA, the Quality Initiative serves as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long-term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of anti-psychotic medications and customer satisfaction.

Alabama’s quality achievers, as well as achievers from across the country, will be honored at the AHCA’s upcoming Quality Summit in New Orleans, La., March 12-14, 2018.

Click here for more information about AHCA’s Quality Initiative.