Ledgewood Rehab & Nursing Center Earns 2021 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

Posted - 2021-06-09

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Beverly, MA – Ledgewood Rehab & Nursing Center, managed and operated by Bane Care Management, is one of three skilled nursing centers in Massachusetts to be recognized as a 2021 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program, presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care, honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities.


“After a challenging year, we’re honored to have been recognized by AHCA/NCAL with this esteemed award and are committed to continuing our mission of providing the highest quality of care”, said Paul Mahoney, Executive Director, Ledgewood Rehab & Nursing Center.


Created by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and judged 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 in order to improve quality of life and care of long-term care residents and staff. 


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 sustainable performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, Ledgewood may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving advanced levels of performance that meet the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award criteria.


“I applaud the resiliency of Ledgewood for taking this important step towards sustainable quality improvement while heroically protecting and caring for residents during one of the most challenging years in recent history,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Tammy Kelly. “I encourage Ledgewood to continue on its path to becoming among the best in the country.”


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