ANRC receives Bronze Award for Outstanding Quality Care


May 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center in Atlantic has been recognized as a 2012 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving quality care.

Commitment to Quality Award

The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to the quality improvement journey.

Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL said “Each one of the award recipients has proven its dedication to improving lives through quality care.”  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. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria.

As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver -Achievement in Quality award. The Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center was one of 12 IHCA member facilities to receive the Bronze level award, which will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 63 Annual Convention and Exposition, October 7th through the 10th, in Tampa, FL.