HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nineteen nursing homes in Pennsylvania received the 2015 Bronze National Quality Award for the high level of care they provide to frail elderly and disabled residents, according to Pennsylvania Health Care Association. The award honors skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities for the caring, professional way caregivers and staff work with patients, residents and families to ensure high quality and a high quality of life for older Pennsylvanians.
"Quality care is every nursing home's top priority," said Stuart Shapiro, M.D., CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA). "These facilities have demonstrated their commitment to quality care by choosing to participate in the American Health Care Association's rigorous quality awards program, and actually achieving the award is a testament to the caring, professional way their caregivers and staff work with residents and their families. We are so proud they are being recognized with this distinction and we congratulate all of them."
The award winners in Pennsylvania, by county, are:
- Chicora Medical Center, Quality Life Services, Butler County
- Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation, Reliant Senior Care, Butler County
- Orangeville Health and Rehabilitation, Reliant Senior Care, Columbia County
- Forest Park Health Center and Rehabilitation, Guardian Elder Care, Cumberland County
- Abington Manor, Genesis Healthcare, Erie County
- Henry Clay Villa, Quality Life Services, Fayette County
- South Fayette Nursing Center, Quality Life Services, Fayette County
- Denver Health and Rehabilitation, Reliant Senior Care, Lancaster County
- Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation, Quality Life Services, Lawrence County
- Twin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation, Reliant Senior Care, Lebanon County
- Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehab Center, Guardian Elder Care, Luzerne County
- The Manor at St. Luke Village, Consulate Management, Luzerne County
- Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Guardian Elder Care, McKean County
- Trinity Living Center, Quality Life Services, Mercer County
- Towne Manor West, Montgomery Health Services, Montgomery County
- The Manor at Penn Village, Consulate Management, Snyder County
- Darway Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Guardian Elder Care, Sullivan County
- Kade Health and Rehabilitation, Reliant Senior Care, Washington County
- West Haven Manor, Quality Life Services, Westmoreland County
The award is the first of three distinctions --- Bronze, Silver and Gold --- that the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announce each year as part of its National Quality Award Program, which began in 1996.
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 criteria. As a recipient of the bronze award, these facilities may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the next levels.
PHCA/CALM is a statewide advocacy organization for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable older residents and their providers of care. Members comprise for-profit, nonprofit and government providers. Together, they represent more than 450 long-term care and senior service providers that care for more than 45,000 elderly and disabled individuals. For more information call 717-221-1800 or visit www.phca.org or www.calmpa.org.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA)