Brookestone Meadows Earns National Quality Award
Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The program honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“This recognition is a direct reflection of the hard-working team at Brookestone Meadows,” said Virginia Leacock, Administrator of Brookestone Meadows. “The quality award process challenged our teams to look closely at how we provide resident care and always ask ‘How can we make it better?’”
The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Brookestone Meadows may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria. “I commend Brookestone Meadows for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage the team there to continue to build on the strong foundation it has created.”
The National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017. A recognition ceremony was held at Brookestone Meadows on January 12th, with Jack Vetter, founder of Vetter Health Services; Senator Lou Ann Linehan; and Tracy Rathe, Senior Vice President of the Nebraska Health Care Association in attendance.