ROCKY HILL (October 17, 2018) – On October 9, 2018, as part of the American Health Care Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, Administrator Jessica DeRing accepted a Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award on behalf 60 West. With this addition, all ten iCare managed skilled nursing communities have an AHCA Bronze or Silver Award.
According to the AHCA-NCAL website, the award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“The Bronze award exemplifies a dedication to positively impacting quality,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “I am proud to spotlight our members for their relentless drive to advance our nation’s skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities.”
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the basis of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations across different business sectors use strategies to improve performance and organizational effectiveness.