June 2013
Delivered to you courtesy of the FHCA Quality Foundation
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Quality at Work
Telegram from Uncle Sam
Facility opens doors to national research project on prevention of infections in nursing homes
There's an App for that!
Seniors shine in Ms. Northwest Florida Senior Pageant
Late at Night, in Rehab, My Anxious Mom, & "A Woman Named Wendy”
Florida tops nation in Quality Award recognition
Tracking Trends
Is it dementia, mental illness or just plain bullying?
AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative
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QAPI offers data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care and services
Resource guide for dementia care
National conference makes culture change resources available
Critical questions - just how prepared are you for a hurricane?
Nurse leaders honored for excellence in care delivery
FHCA members earn national recognition for advocacy efforts
Celebrating caregivers on the frontline
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Quality at Work
Florida tops nation in Quality Award recognition

American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has released the names of the nursing facilities from across the country that have earned 2013 National Quality Awards in both the Silver - Achievement in Quality and Bronze - Commitment to Quality categories. FHCA is pleased to report that 10 facility members have earned the Silver Award and 57 facility members have earned the Bronze Award. This is the highest amount in each category for a single state. The National Quality Award program honors skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. To receive the Silver Award, facilities must demonstrate a level of achievement in their quality journey through good performance outcomes that have evolved from how they embrace the core values and concepts of visionary leadership, focus on the future, resident-focused excellence, management by innovation, and focus on results and creating value. 

Florida winners in each category include the following facilities:

Silver Award Recipients

  • Regal Palms LLP, Largo
  • Oakwood Garden of DeLand, DeLand
  • Tierra Pines Center, LLC, Largo
  • Ruleme Center, Eustis
  • Highlands Lake Center, Lakeland
  • Palm Garden of Gainesville, Gainesville
  • Windsor Manor Health Rehabilitation, Starke
  • Fountainhead Care Center, North Miami
  • Debary Manor, Debary
  • Rehabilitation Center of The Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach

Bronze Award Recipients

  • Alpine Health and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg
  • Avante at Boca Raton, Boca Raton
  • Bartow Center, Bartow
  • Beneva Lakes Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Sarasota
  • Bonifay Nursing & Rehab Center, Bonifay
  • Bradenton Health Care, Bradenton
  • Central Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Brandon
  • Coral Trace Health Care, Cape Coral
  • Countryside Lakes, Port Orange
  • Countryside Rehab and Health Care Center, Palm Harbor
  • Destin Healthcare & Rehab Center, Destin
  • Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation, Callaway
  • Englewood Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Englewood
  • First Coast Health and Rehabilitation, Jacksonville
  • Fletcher Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tampa
  • Floridean Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Miami
  • Fort Pierce Health Care, Ft. Pierce
  • Grand Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, Palm Coast
  • Harbor Beach Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Lauderdale
  • Health Center at Brentwood, Lecanto
  • Heritage Health Care Center of Venice, Venice
  • Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center, Brooksville
  • Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hollywood
  • Island Health and Rehabilitation, Merritt Island
  • Keystone Rehabilitation and Health Care, Kissimmee
  • Lake Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lake Mary
  • Largo Rehabilitation Center, Largo
  • Magnolia Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sarasota
  • Marshall Health and Rehab Center, Perry
  • Miami Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, MIAMI
  • Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab, Saint Augustine
  • North Florida Rehabilitation & Specialty Care, Gainesville
  • Palm City Nursing, Palm City
  • Plantation Bay Rehabilitation Center, St. Cloud
  • Renaissance Health and Rehabilitation, West Palm Beach
  • Rio Pinar Health Care, Orlando
  • Riverfront Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bradenton
  • Rosewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Orlando
  • Royal Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center, Titusville
  • San Jose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Jacksonville
  • Sea Breeze Health Care, Panama City
  • Seaview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pompano Beach
  • Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center, Crestview
  • Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Brooksville
  • Sunset Lake Health and Rehab, Venice
  • The Abbey Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, St. Petersburg
  • The Health and Rehab Centre at Dolphins' View, South Pasadena
  • The Inn and Nursing Center at La Posada, Palm Beach Gardens
  • The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club, Sarasota
  • The Parks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Orlando
  • The Rohr Home, Bartow
  • The Villa at Carpenters, Lakeland
  • Unity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Miami
  • Valencia Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lakeland
  • Vista Manor, Titusville
  • Wedgewood Healthcare Center, Lakeland
  • Woodlake Nursing and Rehabilitation, Greenacres
FHCA members earning National Quality Awards will be recognized at FHCA's 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show, August 4-8, in Hollywood. The awards will be officially conferred during AHCA/NCAL’s 64th Annual Convention and Exposition in October in Phoenix, AZ.

*At press time, AHCA/NCAL had not yet released the names of Gold Award winners.

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