MODELING EXCELLENCE IN HIGH-QUALITY LONG TERM CARE

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

The William Breman Jewish Home (WBJH), a Jewish Home Life Community, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a competitive, three-level certification (Bronze, Silver and Gold) that highlights centers serving as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

Of the 298 applications considered, WBJH was one of 77 centers nationwide and only 7 in Georgia to receive the Silver-level award this year. WBJH is also the only non-profit nursing home in Georgia to be chosen. Applicants begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. WBJH received the Bronze award in 2010.

“As a recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award, The William Breman Jewish Home has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement and sustainable organizational goals,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this achievement.” The award will be presented to WBJH during AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

“I am very proud that The Home was selected as a recipient of this award,” said WBJH Senior Vice President/Administrator Beth Laxton. “This honor is a testament to our ongoing commitment and long-standing tradition of continuous quality improvement. We look forward to developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold Award in the future.”