MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 10, 2017) — The Goodman Group today announced that six of its managed senior living and health care communities have been selected as 2017 recipients of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for outstanding performance in the health care profession. Presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the Silver award is the second of three distinctions highlighting facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term and post-acute care.
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The recipients include: Sabal Palms Health Center, Largo, Fla.; Summer Hill, Oak Harbor, Wash.; The Inn on Westport, Sioux Falls, S.D.; West Hills Village Senior Residence, Portland, Ore.; Westchester Gardens Health & Rehabilitation, Clearwater, Fla.; and Westpark Village, Billings, Mont.
“We are honored to congratulate our communities on this year’s Silver distinction,” said Craig Edinger, CEO of The Goodman Group. “Our teams have done an outstanding job adhering to the rigorous demands of the Baldrige criteria and have demonstrated effective approaches to improving quality performance. As a company, we are dedicated to the quality journey and are looking ahead to the next level.”
Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels — Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Members at the Silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
“Silver award recipients are champions of performance excellence and quality health care outcomes,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “I commend their dedication to delivering solutions for quality care to the populations we serve.”
The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.