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Florida Leads Nation in Earning National Distinction for Achievements in Delivering Quality Care

20 Centers Recognized with the AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is pleased to recognize 18 skilled nursing centers and two assisted living facility members across Florida which earned a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across the nation who have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care. Florida earned more Silver National Quality Awards than any other state in this award cycle, with a total of 576 National Quality Award recipients recognized thus far for 2019.

“Being recognized with the Silver National Quality Award is a significant accomplishment for these centers,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA Executive Director. “We’re proud of our members for their dedication to assessing and implementing approaches that result in better care outcomes. They’re making a positive impact on the lives of their residents and helping their staff excel in quality care delivery.”

Based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve excellence in quality through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold. Members at the Silver Award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. The 2019 recipients of the Silver Award can now apply for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award by further developing comprehensive strategies that meet the demands of the full Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence.

“These recipients are making a difference for their residents and communities,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “This award level shows that these providers are setting and reaching quality goals, and I commend them for this outstanding achievement.”

The following Florida centers earned the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Silver – Achievement in Quality Award:

Skilled Nursing Centers

  • Alexander Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home, Pembroke Pines
  • Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home, Land O Lakes
  • Bartow Center, Bartow
  • Boca Ciega Center, Gulfport
  • Coral Bay Healthcare and Rehabilitation, West Palm Beach
  • Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center, LeCanto
  • Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach
  • Isle Health and Rehabilitation Center, Orange Park
  • Miami Jewish Health, Miami
  • North Beach Rehabilitation Center, North Miami Beach
  • Opis Indian River Center
  • Parks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Orlando
  • Pinebrook Care and Rehabilitation Center, Venice
  • Santa Rosa Health & Rehabilitation Center, Milton
  • Sylvan Health Center, Clearwater
  • Taylor Care Center, Jacksonville
  • The Manor at Carpenters, Lakeland
  • Winkler Court, Fort Myers

Assisted Living Facilities

  • Hazel Cypen Tower, Miami
  • Robert H. Jenkins Veterans Domiciliary Home of Florida, Lake City

These 19 centers, along with Florida’s 37 Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award recipients, will be recognized during FHCA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, August 4-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida Quality Award recipients will then join centers across the country to be formally honored during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo, October 13-16, which also takes place in Orlando.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org