One of the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s most popular and inspiring events is poised for a dramatic comeback. Alabama’s Best Practices will take the stage in early 2017, and 13 skilled nursing care centers have been nominated for an opportunity to participate in the program.

Alabama’s Best Practices 2016 was cancelled because the program’s long-time venue was unexpectedly sold and unable to host the event. That change led the Alabama’s Best Practices Steering Committee to evaluate the entire program.

“While we never wanted to take a break, our committee used 2016 to revise and improve the program,” Alabama’s Best Practices Director Pam Penland said. “This program has enjoyed a long run of success, and we think a few changes will carry it forward for years to come.”

The new Alabama’s Best Practices will be held February 13, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel.

Nominations for Alabama’s Best Practices 2017

The 13 nominated nursing homes have developed innovative ways to improve the quality of care or quality of life for nursing home residents. A panel of health care professionals will evaluate each nomination based on 11 specific judging criteria.

The nominees for Alabama’s Best Practices 2017 are:

  • Albertville Nursing Home/Rehab Select
  • Crowne Health Care of Mobile
  • Crowne Health Care of Montgomery
  • Cullman Health Care & Rehab Center
  • Decatur Health and Rehab
  • Falkville Health Care Center
  • Greenbriar at the Altamont
  • Generations of Vernon
  • Marshall Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Oak Trace Care and Rehabilitation Center
  • Roanoke Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center
  • Sylacauga Health and Rehab
  • Village at Cook Springs

“I applaud each of these nursing homes for submitting a best practice and making life better for Alabama’s nursing home residents,” Penland said. “All of us can learn from the success of our peers and apply these best practices in our individual nursing homes.”

The top nursing homes will present their best practices on stage at Alabama’s Best Practices Program. The remaining nursing homes will receive honorable mention recognition and have their best practice published in a commemorative book. The presenters and honorable mentions will be announced on in the coming weeks.

About Alabama’s Best Practices:

Alabama’s Best Practices was created in 1994 by the Alabama Nursing Home Association in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Over the years, the concepts shared have touched and improved the lives of thousands of Alabama’s nursing home residents. Alabama was the third state in the nation to implement a best practices program, behind only New York and California.

Click here for more information about Alabama’s Best Practices.