Burien, Washington (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center announced today that it has been honored by the American Health Care Association for its work to safely reduce hospital readmissions, increase staff stability, and safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs. Led by Leonard Russ, who is widely recognized as a leading expert and spokesman in the field of long-term care, the American Health Care Association is the largest association of long-term and post-acute care providers. AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.
“AHCA commends you and your staff’s proven commitment to quality, demonstrated by your attainment of the Quality Initiative goals," said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. "Your accomplishment means improving the lives of the individuals you serve, which is what the Quality Initiative is ultimately about."
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was invited to attend the Quality Symposium in New Orleans to be honored at a luncheon and receive specific marks of distinction. While Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was unable to attend in person, Burien administrator Lynda Baldwin expressed her gratitude via written remarks:
“I would like to say thank you to the team of professionals at Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the physicians that work closely with us to continually improve quality in the care we deliver. Comprehensive physician coverage and implementing the INTERACT tool has reduced our hospital readmissions. Staff stability and satisfaction in the workplace are linked to low staff turnover and better quality of care for our patients.”
For more information about Burien Nursing's innovative initiatives and quality care, please contact Lynda Baldwin at 206-242-3213 or lbaldwin(at)burienrehab(dot)com.
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is proud to be rated 5 stars by the center of Medicare Services. Located just ten minutes from downtown Seattle, Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center credits its strong relationships with area hospitals for reducing readmissions. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers courteous 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation to individuals seeking short-term, post-hospital rehabilitation, and long-term skilled care. More information can be found at http://www.burienrehab.com.