Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City Receives National Award for Achievements in Quality Care

Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City Receives National Award for Achievements in Quality Care

 Award honors best practices in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities

(Oregon City, Oregon) – Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that has demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“In an age of changing health care, Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City has remBronze-2013-Logo-WEBained committed to prioritizing quality care above all else,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This facility is an example of the great things that can be accomplished when we commit to person-centered care.”

Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City holds the honor of being one of six 2013 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality in the state of Oregon.

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality award.

“Receiving this award is evidence of our staffs’ commitment and successful leadership at Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City and our ability to apply rigorous standards to operations and service,” says Nate Dawson, Administrator, Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City. “This distinction indicates we’re committed to the constant journey of improving quality care.”

The award is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Member My InnerView, a Web-based applied research and quality-management company that supports leaders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. The award will be presented to Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City during AHCA/NCAL’s 63rd Annual Convention and Exposition, October 7-10, 2012 in Tampa, FL.