Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay Receives AHCA Silver National Quality Award

Center Recognized by National Program for Best Practices in Quality Care

Coos Bay, OR (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay, a skilled nursing center that offers nationally recognized post-acute services, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

“I am proud that Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay is standing among the ranks of other centers that are delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Our profession is stronger through the work and dedication of these centers.”

Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay was one of 77 centers nationwide to receive the Silver-level award this year.

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.

“This achievement really speaks to the commitment of the staff to the quality of care and services they provide to the wonderful community we serve,” says Kari Head, Administrator for Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay. “I believe our commitment to quality sets us apart and gives us that extra drive to live out Avamere’s mission to enhance the life of every person we serve.”

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals. Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.

“Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay has achieved a significant milestone on its quality journey by successfully applying the rigorous standards of this program,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay for this achievement.”

The Silver – Achievement in Quality award will be presented to Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay during AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, OR, the Avamere Family of Companies began as a single nursing facility in Hillsboro, OR. Today, the Avamere Family is comprised of 41 Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing facilities, over 6,000 employees, and multiple ancillary healthcare companies that provide services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, home health, and hospice. To learn more, please visit http://www.avamere.com.

ABOUT AHCA/NCAL
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 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 http://www.ahca.org or http://www.ncal.org.