The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.
“This award signifies a great commitment to quality care and an important step in raising the standards of sustainable, person-centered care and services,” said Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We congratulate Princeton Health and Rehab on this achievement.”
The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations.
Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria.
As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, Princeton Health and Rehab may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality award.
“The recipients of the quality awards exemplify the energy and dedication required to advance quality care to the next level,” said Chick Stepahin, chair, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Improving quality care is an evolutionary cycle, and these facilities are the forerunners of the movement”.
This press release was submitted by Rebecca Kinslow, LSW, Princeton Health and Rehab.