Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation & Nursing Center received the second-highest level of distinction for providing excellent care by a national association of its peers.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) honored Mt. Carmel with the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. The award is the second highest of three levels of distinction bestowed on long-term care and assisted living providers through the AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program.
“We are honored to be recognized for what we’ve accomplished on our journey to improve quality care,” Mt. Carmel administrator Joe Bohunicky said. “We were recognized for what we do here every day. Applying for the Silver award has helped Mt. Carmel to achieve better outcomes as an organization.”
For at least a year, the Centers for Medicare Services ranked Mt. Carmel with the top 5-star rating for achieving and maintaining high standards. The 120-bed licensed nursing facility is one of seven owned and operated by Catholic Charities New Hampshire. It is known for its “person centered” approach to care.
Established in 1996, the National Quality Award Program spotlights providers across the country that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care centers and communities.
“I am honored to recognize this year’s Silver award recipients for their dedication to delivering quality care,” said Alana Wolfe, chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I applaud Mt. Carmel’s ability to effectively apply the Baldrige criteria to improve quality performance.”
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, AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.
Bohunicky and Rachel Lentine, Mt. Carmel director of nursing services, will accept the award during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th annual Convention & Expo, which will be held Oct. 15-18, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a recipient of this year’s Silver award, Mt. Carmel can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
About Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Mt. Carmel provides skilled nursing, rehab, long term, memory care, respite and hospice care. As a non-profit, mission-driven, Catholic health care provider, Mt. Carmel has a vision of providing “person centered” holistic care that addresses the needs of each individual served. Mt. Carmel serves people of all faiths and respect each individual’s religious and spiritual beliefs. For more information, please visit mtcarmelrehabcenter.org.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit ahca.org or ncal.org.