For Immediate Release July 6, 2016

Jennifer Trapp


Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center Earns 2016 Silver

National Quality Award

— Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center, a Consulate Health Care center, recognized by national program for commitment to care —

(Crestview, FL) – Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center has earned the 2016 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award by 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 recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

Consulate Health Care is a leading national provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care, offering services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care, to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. As a leader in short-term rehabilitative programs and transitional care plans, Consulate is honored to add another Silver recipient to their previous list of six Silver and 120 Bronze Award recipients.

“I feel extremely honored receiving the AHCA Silver Award. Shoal Creek is an awesome facility and we work very hard; it is a great feeling for our team to receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Deborah Montenaro, Executive Director of Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center. “Last year the Florida Governor’s Gold Seal Award, this year the AHCA Silver Award. Shoal Creek will be working towards the [AHCA] Gold.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

“It takes incredible dedication and passion to successfully apply the demands of the criteria,” said Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Christine Boldt. “I applaud Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center for reaching this level and for its commitment to always improve.”

As a recipient of this year’s award, Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.

The awards will be presented to honorees on October 18th during AHCA/NCAL’s 67th Annual Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

For a full list of recipients, visit AHCA/NCAL’s Quality Award website here.


ABOUT SHOAL CREEK REHABILITATION CENTER Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center is a place to get better, a place for living. As a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located at 500 South Hospital Drive, Crestview, FL 32539, and a proud member of the Consulate Health Care family, their culture creates a community where Consulate staff cares for patients and residents like family, not because it’s their job, but because it’s their calling. Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. From 24-hour skilled nursing and short-term comprehensive rehabilitation services, to dementia, pulmonary, and respite care, Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of Crestview and the surrounding communities. Please visit to learn more about how Consulate Health Care is achieving faster recoveries through better care.

ABOUT AHCA/NCAL 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 or

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