Ararat Nursing Facility 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 and performance excellence.
This national award is presented annually by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, the leading association for long-term and post-acute care that represents more than 13,000 care facilities. The National Quality Award Program has three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The awards recognize those member facilities that demonstrate a strong commitment and progression in their quality efforts towards delivering ever-improving value to residents and families as well as improving overall organizational performance.
As a Bronze Award recipient, the Nursing Facility has clearly demonstrated its commitment to implementing a rigorous, comprehensive quality improvement program. This is the first step on a pathway to achieving excellence by developing systematic, sustainable, and person-centered care and services.
“We are honored to be recognized for our continuous commitment to delivering quality care,” said Nursing Facility Executive Director Margarita Kechichian. “I am proud of the entire Nursing Facility team for its ongoing, daily efforts in quality improvement that yielded the recognition of this award.”
Ararat Home congratulates the entire Nursing Facility staff for this outstanding accomplishment and thanks all supporters for their devotion to the Home’s mission of care.
ABOUT AHCA/NCAL NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD PROGRAM
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that encourages the continuous learning, development, and execution of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
Bronze—Commitment to Quality Award—applicants that receive the Bronze Award are able to describe their mission, characteristics, and key challenges and to recognize the relationship of these factors to their ability to achieve performance improvement. The Bronze Award recognizes the provider for developing a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement, and does not necessarily correspond to any public measure of performance.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.