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Dozens of California Providers Win National Bronze Quality Award

For Immediate Release May 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has named 33 California skilled nursing providers as recipients of the 2013 National Bronze Quality award.  The national program provides a pathway for providers of long term care services to journey towards performance excellence.

The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and has three progressive step levels.  Applicants are judged by trained examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning. Facilities must achieve an award at each level to progress to the next level.

Bronze winners must develop an organizational profile including vision and mission statements, an awareness of their environment and customers’ expectations, and a demonstration of their ability to improve a process.

“It’s heartening to see so many of our members participate in this national quality awards program,” said Jim Gomez, CAHF CEO/president. “Providing quality care is the centerpiece of the array of services we provide each year to our 300,000 skilled nursing center residents.”

The 2013 California Bronze Quality Award winners are listed below.

Sonoma Valley Hospital D/P SNF Lancaster Health Care Center Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital, Atwater Playa del Rey Care and Rehabilitation Center Norwalk Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre Oak Park Convalescent Hospital, Pleasant Hill NorthPoint Healthcare Centre, Fresno Horizon Health and Subacute Center, Fresno Golden Living Center – FresnoArbor Nursing Center, Lodi Golden Living Center – Chateau, StocktonGolden Living Center – Reedley Laurel Creek Health Center, FairfieldCountry Villa Watsonville East Willows Care Center HaLe Aloha Convalescent Hospital, Ceres Pine View Center, Paradise Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Seaview Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Eureka California Park Rehabilitation Hospital, Chico Golden Living Center Clovis Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Eureka Olive Vista Center for Problems of Living, Pomona Country Villa Wilshire, Los Angeles San Pablo Healthcare and Wellness Center Imperial Heights Healthcare and Wellness Center, Brawley San Jose Healthcare & Wellness Center Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center, Modesto Gridley Healthcare & Wellness Centre Hayward Healthcare and Wellness Center Southland Care Center, Norwalk Las Villas Del Norte, Escondido The Rehabilitation Center of Oakland

For more information contact Deborah Pacyna, CAHF Director of Public Affairs at 916-441-6400 ext. 226 or

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