For Immediate Release
July 7, 2017
Consulate Health Care Earns 2017 AHCA National Quality Awards
(Maitland, FL) – Consulate Health Care has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of both the Bronze and Silver – Commitment to Quality Awards for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinctions are two of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Consulate Health Care is a leading national provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. As a leader in short-term rehabilitative programs and transitional care, Consulate is honored to add another 10 care centers to their previous list of AHCA award recipients, totaling 83 Bronze and 10 Silver, for a company total of 93 AHCA award winning care centers.
Consulate’s employees strive every day to make a positive difference in the lives of those entrusted to their care. This national recognition is a testament to their dedication not only to caring for patients and residents like family, but to the overall quality of their journey.
The National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.
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. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. As a recipient of both the Bronze and Silver – Commitment to Quality Awards, Consulate Health Care may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Gold – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.
“I commend Consulate Health Care for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Consulate Health Care to continue to build on the strong foundation it has created.”
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.
ABOUT CONSULATE HEALTH CARE
Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. We are a leading healthcare organization offering services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our compassionate caregivers carry out our mission every day of “Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands“, caring for our patients like family, not because it’s their job, but because it’s their calling. For more information about our nationwide family of dedicated health care providers or to explore exciting career opportunities, please visit us at www.consulatehealthcare.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 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.