KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genesis HealthCare, one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, today announced that eight of its centers have been recognized as a 2018 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
The eight Genesis centers receiving the Bronze honor are:
Chapel Manor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Courtyard Nursing Care Center, Medford, Massachusetts
Cumberland Village, La Follette, Tennessee
Naamans Creek Country Manor, Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
Oceanside Center, Hampton, New Hampshire
Park Place Center, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Troy Hills Center, Parsippany, New Jersey
“We are proud of our eight centers that have been honored for their commitment to improving quality,” said George V. Hager, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Genesis HealthCare. “Working together to reach this milestone has made our team even better. We will not stop improving.”
The National Quality Award Program, established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which also serves as the foundation for the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige framework helps organizations among different business sectors improve organizational effectiveness and achieve strategy-driven performance.
The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Genesis HealthCare’s eight centers may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.
“I applaud Genesis HealthCare’s eight centers for taking this important step towards quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage these centers to continue on their path to achieving superior outcomes.”
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.
ABOUT GENESIS HEALTHCARE
Genesis HealthCare (NYSE:GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers with more than 450 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 30 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,600 healthcare providers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and China. References made in this release to “Genesis,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Genesis HealthCare and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,600 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.
Contact: Lori Mayer