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he Kentucky Association
of Health Care Facilities
(KAHCF) announced
that six long term and postacute care members across
Kentucky were recognized
with a 2017 Bronze Commitment to Quality
Award by the American Health
Care Association and National Center for Assisted
Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their dedication to
quality care. The National Quality Award Program
by AHCA/NCAL spotlights providers across the
country that have demonstrated their commitment
to delivering quality care for seniors and persons
with disabilities.
The KAHCF members honored were as follows:
Providence Healthcare of New Castle, New Castle;
Providence Healthcare of Gallatin, Warsaw; Nazareth
Home - Clifton (formerly Sacred Heart Home), Louisville;
Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bowling
Green; Providence Healthcare of Richwood, LaGrange;
and Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center,
"We are excited to recognize these six facilities for
earning the Bronze Quality Award from AHCA. This
honor is a testament to their hard work and commitment
to quality care and is well deserved," said Betsy Johnson,
KAHCF President. "They, along with all of our members,
are dedicated to providing quality care and improving the
lives of the residents they care for every day."
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National
Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and
criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program,
which is the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/
NCAL Quality Initiative. The program assists providers
of long term and post-acute care services in achieving
their performance excellence goals.
The program 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 and
mission statements and an assessment of customers'
expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate
their ability to implement a performance improvement
system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application
to determine if the center has met the demands of the
criteria. Recipients of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality
Award may now move forward in developing approaches
and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria
required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL's
68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas,
Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.
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After a wet spring, the Carespring team officially broke
ground on the new Boonespring Skilled Nursing and
Rehabilitation facility in Union. The 143-bed facility is slated
to open in the fall or winter of 2018. Carespring's John Muller
thanked the many legislative and local leaders who have helped
Boonespring become a reality.

Association leaders were honored to be invited by Gov. Matt
Bevin and Sen. Ralph Alvarado to the Capitol for the official
signing of the Medical Review Panel bill in June. The signing
capped several years of hard work by membership to get the
bill passed and signed.


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017

Chair’s Message
President’s Message
Employee Turnover: Your Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
Are You Prepared for the CMS Emergency Management Rule?
KAHCF Vendor Members/ Buyers’ Guide
Association News
Index of Advertisers
Education Calendar
KAHCF New Members
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - intro
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
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CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Chair’s Message
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Employee Turnover: Your Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
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CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Are You Prepared for the CMS Emergency Management Rule?
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - KAHCF Vendor Members/ Buyers’ Guide
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CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Association News
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 16
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - KAHCF New Members
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