Three Hawaii skilled nursing facilities attained national recognition Thursday for their efforts to provide high quality care to their residents.
Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (in the photo above), and Palolo Chinese Home are the latest Hawaii nursing homes to attain a Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. (AHCA/NCAL).
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii is the state affiliate for AHCA/NCAL, which represents more than 13,600 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the nation.
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program honors providers throughout the country that have demonstrated their commitment to delivering quality care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Bronze level, providers 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. Recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award may now apply for the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award.
The three Hawaii facilities join two others, Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre in Kaneohe and Hi’olani at Kahala Nui in Honolulu, in attaining the Bronze Award and being eligible for the Silver Award. The Silver Awards are announced in June.“This recognizes the terrific work that our Hawaii skilled nursing facilities are doing in caring for their residents,” said HAH President and CEO Hilton Raethel
. “I am confident that there will be more joining their ranks, and that Hawaii will see nursing homes attaining Silver Awards, and even Gold Awards, in the future.”
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.