Williamsburg Landing’s Health & Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program and is valid through 2022. The program, presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care, honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Nathan Yowell, Williamsburg Landing Health Care Administrator, said, “Our staff is excited to be acknowledged by the Bronze Quality Award and I commend the professionalism and high level of service they provide. We look forward to achieving the next level in 2022.” Greg Storer, Williamsburg Landing President/CEO, continued, “We are pleased and honored to receive this national award. As a proud recipient we remain committed to offering the highest quality of care for our residents.”
The National Quality Award Program, established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which also serves as the foundation for the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative.
The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each application to determine if the applicant has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, Williamsburg Landingmay now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award criteria.
“I applaud Williamsburg Landingfor taking this important step towards quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair, Alana Wolfe. “I encourage themtocontinue on its path to achieving the highest of quality care.”
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, in October, 2019.