For Hub City Times
ARPIN — The Bethel Center has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to delivering quality care,” said Danielle Rummells, executive director of Bethel Center. “Going through the process of achieving the Bronze award has made our organization stronger.”
The National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996, has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if a center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Bethel Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.
“I commend Bethel Center for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Bethel Center to continue to build on the strong foundation it has created.”
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas Oct. 15-18.