It’s rewarding to be recognized with a prestigious quality award that exemplifies the standards that guide what we do every day.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) August 07, 2018
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is proud to announce four of its communities across the country have earned prestigious Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The annual award honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Tutera is one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified, post-acute senior health care services. The following four Tutera communities have earned the 2018 Silver Achievement in Quality or Bronze Commitment to Quality Award:
Tutera communities received two of the six 2018 Silver Quality Awards presented in Illinois
- Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center (Dixon, Ill.) – SILVER AWARD
- Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center (Effingham, Ill.) – SILVER AWARD
Tutera’s Carnegie Village was one of three 2018 Bronze Quality Award winners in Missouri
- Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care (Belton, Mo.) – BRONZE AWARD
Tutera’s Carnegie Village was one of 13 2018 Bronze Quality Award winners in South Carolina
- Wesley Court Assisted Living (Boiling Springs, South Carolina) – BRONZE AWARD
“We are proud to see these communities recognized for their unwavering commitment to residents,” said Joe Tutera, chief executive officer of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care. “As a senior living pioneer, we remain committed to leading the way in patient care and services throughout the U.S. I commend the staff at each community on their hard work and dedication to our most valued treasure – the residents we serve.”
The Bronze Commitment to Quality Award and the Silver Achievement in Quality Award are two of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996. It is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.
“It’s rewarding to be recognized with a prestigious quality award that exemplifies the standards that guide what we do every day,” said Randy Bloom, Ph.D., chief operating officer of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care. “Our ongoing YOUNITE initiative is designed to ensure we are continuously asking, listening and responding in ways that are personally meaningful to residents, family members and staff in all our communities across the nation.”
Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Silver applicants must have previously received the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award. Silver award winners demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. Trained examiners thoroughly review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria.
The 2018 awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.
About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified, post-acute senior health care services with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. As a division of the Tutera Group, the company currently operates 47 facilities, communities and agencies in 13 states throughout the United States to deliver a spectrum of services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care, home health care and hospice. The privately held company is dedicated to excellence in individualized services with a mission to provide a personalized approach to senior living and health care in home-like, residential communities. In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera, MD, founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. For more information, visit http://www.Tutera.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 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.