Seven Alabama Nursing Homes Receive National Quality Awards

In front of a crowd of more than 1,600 health care leaders, seven Alabama nursing homes today received prestigious, national awards for health care quality. The presentations were part of the American Health Care Association’s 66th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Cottage of the Shoals Administrator Cheryl Baker with the AHCA Silver Quality Award.

Cottage of the Shoals Administrator Cheryl Baker with the AHCA Silver Quality Award.

Cottage of the Shoals was presented the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for outstanding performance in the health care profession. It is the seventh Alabama skilled nursing care center to earn this award.

As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, Cottage of the Shoals has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement and sustainable organizational goals.

“Our hard working staff members are dedicated to improving the lives of the residents they care for every day,” Cottage of the Shoals Administrator Cheryl Baker said. “Earning this award is a testimony to our commitment to providing high quality health care with a compassionate spirit. We’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”

Cottage of the Shoals is one of 128 skilled nursing care centers to receive the silver level award in 2015.

Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award Winners

During the same ceremony, six Alabama nursing homes received the American Health Care Association’s Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. The centers join 51 other Alabama nursing homes that have earned the Bronze award since 1996.

Alabama’s 2015 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award recipients are:

To earn the Bronze award, nursing homes develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system.

Alabama's AHCA Bronze Quality Award winners from left to right: William F. Green State Veterans Home Administrator Brian McFeely, Talladega Health & Rehab Administrator Mary Tuberville, Glenwood Center Director of Nursing Jerrie Joyner, Generations of Red Bay Administrator Pam Poole, Generations of Vernon Administrator Darlene Miller and Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home Administrator Derrick Williams.

Alabama’s AHCA Bronze Quality Award winners from left to right: William F. Green State Veterans Home Administrator Brian McFeely, Talladega Health & Rehab Administrator Mary Tuberville, Glenwood Center Director of Nursing Lynn Joyner, Generations of Red Bay Administrator Pam Poole, Generations of Vernon Administrator Darlene Miller and Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home Administrator Derrick Williams.

These Alabama Nursing Home Association members are part of 545 long-term and post-acute care centers across the country to receive bronze awards in 2015.

Next Steps on the Quality Journey

As recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, these centers may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award.

As a silver award recipient, Cottage of the Shoals 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 in its entirety.

 

About the National Quality Awards

Implemented by the American Health Care Association 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.

AHCA National Quality Awards Ceremony at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

AHCA National Quality Awards Ceremony at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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    Congratulations!! So proud of you guys! Keep up the good work!!

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