Ten LTC Facilities in Maine Earn AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award

Ten facilities in Maine have been recognized as 2024 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

This distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The Program honors providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to enhancing the quality of care for our nation's elders and individuals with disabilities.

The facilities are:
  • Avita of Wells - Wells, ME
  • Cedar Ridge Center - Skowhegan, ME
  • Harbor Hill - Belfast, ME
  • Maine Veterans Home - Augusta, ME
  • Maine Veterans Home - South Paris, ME
  • Marshwood Center - Lewiston, ME
  • Mount Joseph at Waterville - Waterville, ME
  • Orono Commons - Orono, ME
  • Sedgewood Commons - Falmouth, ME
  • Springbrook Center - Westbrook, ME
“We are incredibly proud of the ten Maine facilities that have earned the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award,” said Angela Cole Westhoff, President & CEO of the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA). “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our providers to continually enhance the quality of care and services for Maine's older and disabled residents. It underscores our ongoing commitment to excellence and the continuous improvement of long term care in our state.”

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process reviewed and evaluated by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance over time to improve the quality of life and care of long term care residents. Awards will be presented during Delivering Solutions 24, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 6-9, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. They will also be recognized at MHCA's Annual Fall Conference at the Samoset in Rockport, Maine, October 15-17, 2024.

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