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