'We are pleased that our resident centered approach to care – what we call ‘PersonFirst’ – is reflected in our high ranking from the ACHCA,' said Jim Adamowicz, CEO of Piper Shores.
Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) February 01, 2014
Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores recently received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award was established in 2008 to recognize skilled nursing facilities for achieving excellence well beyond the Five Star rating system used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The ACHCA uses quality indicators set by the CMS as well as occupancy rate, and three years of survey data to identify top performing skilled nursing centers each year. The ACHCA believes that skilled nursing excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence, so the purpose of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is to recognize the administrators of top performing skilled nursing centers. Only 35% of skilled nursing centers in Maine, and less than 9% of centers nationally receive this important distinction.
"The entire Holbrook team takes a personal, compassionate approach to resident care,” said Jim Adamowicz, CEO of Piper Shores. “We are pleased that this resident centered approach to care – what we call ‘PersonFirst’ – is reflected in our high ranking from the ACHCA.”
Holbrook was recognized specifically for their three years of exemplary survey reports, 80% or greater occupancy, and top quartile performance on all quality indicators.
About Holbrook Health Center
Located on the beautiful Scarborough, Maine coast, Holbrook Health Center is the assisted living and nursing care component of Piper Shores. Holbrook is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) and was awarded Exemplary status for its innovative Life Stories program, a part of the PersonFirst® approach to nursing care. Additionally, Holbrook Health Center earned a 5-Star quality rating (the highest possible) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which ranks more than 15,800 nursing homes throughout the United States. Holbrook and Piper Shores are owned and operated by Maine Life Care Retirement Community, Inc., a Maine nonprofit organization formed by a group of prominent Maine citizens with a shared vision. Together, these individuals created Maine’s first and only nonprofit lifecare retirement community at Piper Shores that promotes residents' long-term wellbeing and health within a continuum of lifecare services.
For more information, visit http://www.theholbrook.org/ or call 207-883-8700.