ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Aberdeen Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 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 spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care.
“Aberdeen Health & Rehab is honored to be a Silver Quality Award recipient. When we started the award journey, our commitment to quality became the driver of everything. We have worked very hard to achieve our goals and outcomes by implementing sustainable systems. We look forward to positioning ourselves to achieve the Gold Quality Award.” Megan Kleinsasser, Executive Director of Aberdeen Health & Rehab.
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 Silver Quality Award recipient, Aberdeen Health & Rehab is well on its way to progress in their quality journey by continuing to achieve better quality results,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this outstanding achievement.”
As a 2019 recipient of the Silver award, Aberdeen Health & Rehab 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 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 13-16, 2019.