June 05, 2019

Washington Center Earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

[Argyle, New York] – Washington Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program, presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care, honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“We are so very proud of the work and care that Washington Center continues to provide to the residents and families,” said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care.  “Our Administrator at Washington Center, Ms. Brooke Daley is a professional in every sense of the word.  Along with helping her staff and making sure everything runs smoothly, she is very personable with the families that come to the facility whereby she listens to all of the suggestions made by families and keeps as open line of communications with everyone.  We are so proud of them.”

The National Quality Award Program, established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which also serves as the foundation for the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality InitiativeThe Baldrige framework helps organizations among different business sectors improve organizational effectiveness and achieve strategy-driven performance.

The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Washington Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.

“I applaud Washington Center in Argyle, New York for taking this important step towards quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Washington Center to continue on its path to achieving the highest of quality care.”

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 13-16, 2019.

 

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ABOUT Washington Center]

Centers Health Care is one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the northeast. The Centers Health Care family includes nearly 50 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Missouri and Kansas. In addition, the Centers continuum includes Home Health Care, Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), Adult Day Healthcare, Assisted Living, two state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Centers, and Centers Urgent Care providing walk-in medical care.  More than 24,000 dedicated staffers and caregivers provide for the needs or over 9,000 long-and short-term residents throughout the Centers Health Care family.

 

Washington Center on State Route 40 in Argle, New York, is a highly respected 122-bed skilled nursing facility in Washington County, New York.  The Center specializes in many areas including dementia, stroke rehabilitation, wound care, and cardiac therapy.  The Center also offers a wide range of activities plus offering Adult Day Care, state-of-the-art physical theraly and speech therapy.

 

ABOUT AHCA/NCAL
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,700 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.

 

Contacts

Jeff Jacomowitz
Centers Health Care
(718) 931-9700 ext. 550
jjacomowitz@centershealthcare.org

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