American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living names two Kissito Healthcare centers to Bronze National Quality Award list

Roanoke, VA – Two Kissito Healthcare Centers have been named as National Quality Award winners by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. The Springs Nursing & Rehab and Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab have received the Bronze National Quality Award. Only 17 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Virginia received this distinction.

“This recognition is such an honor and a testament to our employees and their dedication to our residents, families, and communities,” said Mary Ferrell, Vice President of Operations for Kissito Healthcare. “This is the beginning of a quality care journey that will have lasting impacts on those we serve.”

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they assess their organization’s mission, vision, and key factors that lead to success. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Bronze recipients can now move on to the Silver Quality Award.

The Quality Award Program recognizes organizations that meet progressively rigorous standards of performance to improve the lives of residents and staff in long term and post-acute care.

“Receiving this award marks the beginning of an exciting journey towards excellence,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “Congratulations to Kissito Healthcare for this significant achievement. I encourage you to take some time to celebrate and continue striving for higher levels of quality and performance.”

About Kissito Healthcare:
Kissito Healthcare (KHC), a Christian-based organization, operates eight skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, and assisted living centers in Virginia and North Carolina. KHC centers have been recognized by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living for quality care. Our core values are “Integrity, Passion, Excellence, and Respect (IPER).”

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