Avamere at Hillsboro Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Care

The Washington County assisted living community awarded AHCA Silver – Achievement in Quality

Hillsboro, Oregon (PRWEB) June 29, 2014

Avamere at Hillsboro, a retirement community for independent older adults that offers assisted living services in Washington County, has obtained the Silver – Achievement in Quality for the staffs’ commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

Presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the quality care program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“This is a great moment for both the staff and residents of Avamere at Hillsboro,” says Timothy Minks, Executive Director. “We worked very hard for this award and we will continue to live out our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve as we work toward achieving the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.”

As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, Avamere at Hillsboro demonstrated systematic progressions in quality, strategies for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals. Established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program incorporates the values and standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

“I applaud Avamere at Hillsboro for its commitment to delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This award represents the dedication that each Silver recipient has given to improve quality in the post-acute care profession.”

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.