Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa recently received the 2019 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.
Applicants develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. They must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system.
Evergreen Nursing Home focused its efforts on reducing pressure wounds by providing additional training for nursing staff. The facility achieved its goal of zero in-house pressure wounds since beginning the initiative.
“We are very proud to receive the Bronze Award,” said Kara Finger, executive director at the facility. “We have a dedicated, caring team at Evergreen, and it is wonderful to get this recognition.”
The Bronze National Quality Award will be presented formally during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 13 – 16, in Orlando, Florida.
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award program assists providers of long-term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.