2018 Bronze Tennessee Quality Award recipients are announced by Tennessee Health Care Association
By Kim Swindell Wood | June 5, 2018 6:40 am
Life Care Center of Sparta is among 16 long-term care facilities, in Tennessee, that have been honored with the 2018 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The Tennessee Health Care Association announced there were a total of 521 Bronze winners named across the country. This award honors the long-term and post-acute care providers who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“We want to congratulate all of the Bronze winners from Tennessee. This is the first step in the journey to meet the quality goals outlined by AHCA and NCAL,” THCA executive director Jesse Samples said. “These facilities should be commended for their commitment and dedication to service excellence to the residents and they should be very proud of this award.”
Recipients of the award, in Tennessee, include:
•Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
•Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing
•Brighton Gardens of Brentwood
•Center on Aging and Health
•Clarksville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
•Dickson Health and Rehab
•Life Care Center of Sparta
•Life Care Center of Tullahoma
•Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center
•Perry County Nursing Home
•Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, LLC
•Richland Place Senior Living Center, LLC
•Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center
•The Waters of Gallatin.
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 fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements 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 center has met the demands of the criteria. A full list of the recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards website here.
The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state of Tennessee. Its mission is to enhance the ability of its members to provide essential long-term care services for the elderly and disabled through education, advocacy and leadership. For more information, contact the association at (615) 834-6520 or visit www.thca.org.