Heritage Crossings Recognized For Improving Quality Care

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:45
Written by thenebraskasigna

Heritage Crossings in Geneva was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for there individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals. Heritage Crossings met or exceeded 5.68 of the eight goals.
“The entire team at Heritage Crossings is honored to be recognized for this incredible achievement,” said Laura Lea, RN-BC, administrator of Heritage Crossings. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality will continue.”
“This achievement overall represents not only improvement on a set of quality measures in these centers but also significant improvements in outcomes among the elderly they serve, such as fewer hospitalizations, more discharges back to the community and stopping the use of Antipsychotics that can be harmful,” said Dr. David Gifford, AHCA/NCAL senior vice-president of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. “We applaud these organizations for making a difference in the lives of their patients and residents.”
The Quality Initiative was launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging members with specific, measurable targets.
A full list of achievers is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program Website www.ahcancal.org. Heritage Crossings, along with other achievers from across the country will be honored at AHCA/NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in New Orleans, March 12-14.
For more information about the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, please visit the A AHCA website www.ahcancal.org.