35 Texas long term care facilities win national award

THCA member operators improve quality of care despite chronic state underfunding

(AUSTIN)  Thirty-five Texas nursing homes earned national honors today for improving their quality of care — despite a statewide staffing crisis that’s left facility managers scrambling to staff shifts.

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living awarded the 2018 Bronze – Commitment to Quality award to nursing homes that achieved the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. This program, which began in 1996, honors long term and post-acute care providers across the nation. A total of 521 bronze awards were awarded nationwide.

“Texas should be proud. Despite one of the lowest state reimbursement rates in the nation and a staffing crisis that has managers scrambling to cover shifts every day, Texas nursing homes are making valiant efforts to improve,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “Texas brought home more awards than California. We were second only to Florida. This is proof that long term care staff in Texas are worth our investment.”

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance goals.

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.

AHCA/NCAL will announce the 2018 Silver — Achievement in Quality and Gold — Excellence in Quality award recipients in the coming months. The National Quality Award Program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL associate business members: First Quality, NRC Health and Team TSI Corporation. Recipient organizations will be honored during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 7-10, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.

A complete list of this year’s Texas recipients of the 2018 Bronze — Commitment to Quality award is below.

Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch                                    Katy

The Pavilion at Creekwood                                                         Mansfield

Plaza at Edgemere                                                                         Dallas

Sunrise Senior Living of Frisco                                                    Frisco

Sunrise Senior Living                                                                     Fort Worth

Windsor Mission Oaks                                                                  San Antonio

Hays Nursing and Rehab Center                                                San Marcos

Maverick Nursing and Rehabilitation                                        Eagle Pass

Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center                        Breckenridge

Duncanville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center                   Duncanville

Pleasant Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center            Garland

The Plaza at Lubbock                                                                    Lubbock

Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center                     Port Lavaca

Country Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center        Corsicana

Park Manor of Humble                                                                 Humble

Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center                          Brenham

Pearsall Nursing and Rehabilitation                                          Pearsall

Mira Vista Court                                                                             Fort Worth

The Harrison at Heritage                                                              Fort Worth

Settlers Ridge Care Center                                                           Celina

San Remo                                                                                         Richardson

The Manor at Seagoville                                                              Seagoville

Windsor Quail Valley                                                                     Missouri City

Silsbee Convalescent Center                                                       Silsbee

Windsor Gardens                                                                           Lancaster

The Broadmoor at Creekside Park                                            The Woodlands

Laurel Court                                                                                     Alvin

Iowa Park Healthcare Center                                                      Iowa Park

Creekside Terrace Rehabilitation                                               Belton

Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana                                Houston

Stevens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of HallettsvilleHallettsville

Baybrooke Village Care and Rehab Center                             McKinney

Towers Nursing Home                                                                  Smithville

WOB Facility Management, LLC, dba Will-O-Bell                  Bartlett

Woodville Health and Rehabilitation Center                          Woodville