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PruittHealth Centers Awarded National Quality Awards

NORCROSS, GA–The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced PruittHealth – Augusta, PruittHealth – North Augusta, and PruittHealth – Union Pointe amongst the 520 long-term and post-acute care organizations that earned a 2017 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. The award is the first of three distinct awards possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors select centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“Bronze award recipients advance our mission of improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud their efforts to enrich the lives of those in the long-term and post-acute care communities we serve.”

“I am proud to add PruittHealth – Augusta, PruittHealth – North Augusta, and PruittHealth – Union Pointe to the list of centers that have received the Bronze level National Quality Award from AHCA/NCAL. It is an honor to have their continuous commitment and quality recognized nationally,” said Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and CEO of PruittHealth.

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 Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.

The award program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements, such as vision and mission statements and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system.

Bronze recipients may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. A full list of the recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards website here.

The Association will announce the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality and Gold – Excellence in Quality Award recipients in the coming months. The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.