Weyauwega Health Care Center is the recipient of a national quality award.
It has received the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living’s Silver – Achievement in Quality, National Quality Award for its performance in the health care profession.
This award highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence for high-quality long term care.
“The Quality Award program is an independently judged, criteria-based award program, and this year, our facility is one of only 77 long-term care centers nationwide to receive this noteworthy award in 2014. We are very proud of this incredible accomplishment and thank our staff for their strong commitment to excellence,” said Miriah Westberg, administrator of Weyauwega Health Care Center.
Weyauwega Health Care Center is a 60-bed skilled nursing facility that specializes in short term rehabilitation and long term care services.
Its parent company is Extendicare Health Services, Inc., located in Milwaukee.
WHCC is one of eight Extendicare centers to receive the AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Award this year.
In addition, this year, 12 Extendicare centers received the Bronze Award, which brings the total number of Extendicare centers who have received this award to 118.
Almost three-quarters of all Extendicare centers have received the Bronze Award to date.
The AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards are comprised of three levels: the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award and the comprehensive Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
Applicants must demonstrate a level of quality achievement through good performance outcomes that evolved from the ability to embrace the core values and concepts of visionary leadership, a focus on the future and resident-focused excellence.
A team of trained examiners reviews each Quality Award application and determines recipients based on a set of criteria.
In order to receive the Silver Award, a center must first receive the Bronze Award, which Weyauwega Health Care Center did in 2010.
“I am proud that Weyauwega Health Care Center is standing among the ranks of other centers that are delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Our profession is stronger through the work and dedication of these centers.”
“Weyauwega Health Care Center has achieved a significant milestone on its quality journey by successfully applying the rigorous standards of this program,” said Ed McMahon, chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend Weyauwega Health Care Center for this achievement.”