Three nursing homes are recipients of Alabama Performance Excellence Awards, honoring them for quality and performance excellence.

Capitol Hill Healthcare & Rehab First in Montgomery, McGuffey Healthcare & Rehab First in Gadsden and Westside Terrace Healthcare & Rehab First in Dothan are winners of the Pathway to Performance Excellence Award 2018.

The awards were handed out at the Alabama Performance Excellence Conference held in Tuscaloosa in April. Kevin Taylor, Assistant Director of Alabama Industrial Development Training, and State Senator Gerald Allen presented the awards. During the conference, representatives of each nursing home were given an opportunity to share their best practices with other award recipients and conference attendees. Other organizations receiving awards at the conference are Intuitive Research and Technologies in Huntsville, Selma City Schools and Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens.

The Pathway to Performance Excellence Award serves as a progress report that the organization is making strides in becoming the best at what it does. It is the equivalent of the American Health Care Association’s Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award.

The Alabama Performance Excellence Award is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. It recognizes and honors organizations that use effective productivity and quality improvement strategies, techniques or practices which can be shared with other organizations to help contribute to the overall economic well-being of the state of Alabama. Winning the Performance Excellence Award is a third-party, external recognition.

The Award is based upon performance criteria that include the following: excellence in leadership, strategic planning, attention to customers and other stakeholders, market focus, knowledge and process management, and results of organizational performance.

The ALPEx Award is administered by the Alabama Performance Excellence Program, a nonprofit organization established as a501c(3) by The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from a press release from the Alabama Performance Excellence Program.

From the left: Kevin Taylor, Bill Turenne of Turenne & Associates, Capitol Hill Administrator Sharon Baker and Senator Gerald Allen.

From the left: Kevin Taylor, Bill Turenne of Turenne & Associates, McGuffey Administrator April Conley and Senator Gerald Allen.

From the left: Kevin Taylor, Bill Turenne of Turenne & Associates, Westside Terrace Administrator Kristie Hughes and Senator Gerald Allen.