Six UHS-Pruitt Centers Added to AHCA National Quality Award Program

2012 Silver & Bronze Winners Announced

Jul 20, 2012, 11:47 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHS-Pruitt Corporation announced today that six of its healthcare centers were recently honored with American Health Care Association (AHCA) National Quality Awards.  Each year, the AHCA sponsors the award program to provide a pathway for long term care providers to obtain performance excellence. Healthcare centers are judged by trained examiners who identify opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning. This federal program is based on the core values of the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and has three progressive steps of distinction: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  

This year Bronze badges of quality went to 403 out of more than 16,000 nursing home facilities throughout the United States, and 52 locations were awarded with the Silver honor. Five healthcare centers from the UHS-Pruitt family of providers were named to the Bronze level this term, bringing the total number of Bronze recipients in the organization to 54. One UHS-Pruitt center was also awarded a silver badge, bringing the total number of UHS-Pruitt centers at that step to four.  The following centers were newly honored with 2012 AHCA National Quality Awards:


UniHealth Post-Acute Care – Santa Rosa    

Milton, Florida


North Carolina State Veterans Home         

Salisbury, North Carolina

The Oaks at Mayview                              

Raleigh, North Carolina

UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Bamberg             

Bamberg, South Carolina

UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Lanier            

Buford, Georgia

UniHealth Post-Acute Care - Moncks Corner     

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

These healthcare centers have demonstrated their commitment to quality and their ability to continuously improve processes—allowing the best to get even better. Chairman & C.E.O Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., remarked that "the journey of quality enhancement is one that takes the willingness and desire of every member of our team." He added, "Our family of providers values the efforts and dedication of our team members who do their best to make every patient and customer interaction special, while guiding and healing those in need of quality health care services."

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation

Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has been providing management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of over 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. 

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