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Georgia Center Earns 2018 Gold National Quality Award

GHCA is thrilled to announce that Comer Health and Rehabilitation was recognized with a 2018 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The award is the final of three distinct levels possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes organizations nationally that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality care.

This year's recipient was among only four centers nationwide to receive the 2018 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Since the program's inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has recognized only 34 organizations – excluding this year's recipients – with awards at the Gold level.

“Earning a Gold Quality Award is no easy feat, but Comer Health and Rehabilitation rose to meet the challenge with an unwavering commitment to quality advancement that has consistently resulted in the delivery of outstanding care to the residents in their center and is a credit to the long term care profession,” said GHCA President & CEO Tony Marshall. “On behalf of the entire GHCA membership, I congratulate and commend center leadership and staff on earning the highest distinction in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards Program.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The Gold – Excellence in Quality Award is the most prestigious of the program. At this level, recipients have invested multiple years in mastering and applying the rigorous quality improvement standards of the Baldrige Criteria to achieve superior results in leadership, strategic planning, customer and workforce focus, and operations and knowledge management.

AHCA/NCAL announced the recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality on May 31 and Silver – Achievement in Quality on June 28. A full list of recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website here.

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL's 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.