Lakewood Health System Care Center has been recognized as a 2022 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for staff, residents and individuals with disabilities in long term and post-acute care.
“Our team continuously works with our residents and their families to ensure the best quality and experience for our residents,” said Lakewood Vice President of Senior Services, Kathy Dobson. “We are honored to see this work acknowledged by the AHCA/NCAL and this award.”
“I applaud Lakewood Care Center for reaching this important milestone in their quality journey,” sad the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair Tammy Kelly. “This achievement celebrates the commitment and fortitude of Lakewood Care Center to find ways to enhance the lives of its residents and staff.”
Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program, established in 1996, challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve organizational performance and health care outcomes.
As a 2022 recipient of the Silver award, Lakewood Care Center can now advance in further developing comprehensive approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, October 9-12, 2022.