52 facilities received ‘Silver’ award marking quality improvements
Barco, NC (August 2012) – Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck has received a 2012 Silver-Achievement in Quality award from the American Healthcare Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL.) The competitive awards follow criteria in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and mark measurable progress in quality improvements in long term care.
Facilities committing to the program start at the bronze level and must demonstrate systematic improvement meeting quality goals before moving up to the next level. Sentara Nursing Center Currituck was one of 52 long term care facilities across the country to achieve the Silver level this year.
“Our team deserves much of the credit for this award,” says Julia Fretwell, administrator of Sentara Nursing Center Currituck. “They took this challenge to heart and really applied themselves to meeting the goals laid out by the program”
“This award is evidence of staff commitment and successful leadership in applying rigorous standards to operations and service,” says Chick Stepahin, chairperson of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Sentara Nursing Center Currituck has been consistent in its dedication to providing high quality care.”
The award will be presented in October at the organization’s 63rd annual convention in Tampa, Florida.
Sentara Nursing Center - Currituck
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
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