The Laurels of Blanchester has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.
The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to delivering quality care,” said Lori Byrom, Administrator of the Laurels of Blanchester. “Going through the process of achieving the Bronze Award has made our organization stronger.”
The National Quality Award Program 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 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 Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demand of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award,
The Laurels of Blanchester may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver-Achievement in Quality Award criteria.
The award was presented recently during the AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas.