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Senior Care Beltline receives Bronze National Quality Award 

Garland’s Senior Care Beltline, 106 North Beltline Road, was one of eight facilities recently recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first 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 centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by AHCA/NCAL with eight of these National Quality Awards,” said Ana Pico, chief operating officer of Senior Care Centers.  “Improving the lives of our residents and families that we care for every day is what we strive for daily. This award symbolizes the dedication and commitment we have to the quality program.”

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

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Centers 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 also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, the facilities may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award.

“The eight facilities have demonstrated their commitment to providing quality care and I commend them for that,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Christine Boldt. “I encourage all of them to continue their quality journey by striving for the Silver and Gold levels.”

The award will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 66th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 4-7, in San Antonio.