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Published on June 27, 2018

Penn Nursing Center Earns 2018 Bronze National Quality Award

The 82-bed rehabilitation center sits next to Annie Penn Hospital.

Penn Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. It is presented to organizations for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

“Penn Nursing Center is proud to be recognized for our continuous improvement of quality and care that we provide our patients,” says Gina Markwell, director of Penn Nursing Center. “Working together to reach this milestone has made our team even better. We will not stop improving.”

The distinction is the first 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 leading association for long-term and post-acute care. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

The award program has three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Trained examiners review each bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Once this has been achieved, organizations are eligible to move to the silver level. The Bronze Award recognizes the provider for developing a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement, and does not necessarily correspond to any public measure of performance.

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, Oct. 7-10, 2018.

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