Monday, August 6, 2012

Achievement in Quality Award







Aren't these cute cakes? These cakes were at an open house thanking the staff at the Nursing Home where I work.
The open house was held because of a prestigious award we won.
We won the Silver Award from the American Health Care Association. Here's what the web site says about this award:
Silver – Achievement in Quality applicants demonstrate a level of achievement in their quality journey through good performance outcomes that have evolved from how they embrace the core values and concepts of visionary leadership, focus on the future, resident-focused excellence, management by innovation, and focus on results and creating value.

Last year our facility won the Bronze and we are thrilled to move up to Silver. There were only 52 facilities in the country that received this award. Our Administrator and Director of Nursing will be going to a ceremony in Las Vegas to accept the award.
This will be followed by news releases and more open houses for staff, residents and family members.

We are a small nursing home - only 60 beds, which I think is a plus, because every staff member knows every resident and their families too. We have lots of wonderful, long term staff that really love our residents and it shows in the care they receive.
It's nice to have that care recognized.

20 comments:

Karin said...

Congratulations to your facility on that wonderful achievement! I do know how much work all that entails! You are a small place - but that makes is even more special! Blessings!

Nancy said...

Yes! it takes a team effort to give the good quality care that we provide to our elderly. It is a great aware to receive.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Mari! This is so exciting! I love that your nursing home was honored. I am glad you are there to show love to the people. I know you give them an extra bit of kindness. That makes all the difference. You are a gem. Congratulations.

Maple Lane said...

Congratulations. Such a blessing to these folks to have such caring people to offer them assistance in their time of need. Those are the cutest cakes.

Dena said...

way to go sis!!! what fun and yummy!!

Mari said...

Hey...I had that first cake at my "celebrate YOU" party! yum! Congrats on your job well done!

Justabeachkat said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! So proud for you and your co-workers Mari. This is HUGE! Congrats!

Hugs,
Kat

Connie said...

What an honor! I know some people who think your place is just super.

Beth said...

Congratulations, to you Mari and all your fellow staff members. I know about all the hard work that goes into achieving such recognition. It's esp. wonderful when truly dedicated folks who honestly and deeply care for the residents (or in my case, students) are recognized. Those are darling cakes! Yummy!:>)

Pat said...

What could show appreciation more then a chocolate AND white cake?! Congratulations, this is an honor to be highly proud of. What peace the families of those in your facility must have, knowing the good care they are receiving.

Rebecca said...

Great cakes - and well-earned recognition! How gratifying it must be to work at such a fine facility, Mari. Congratulations on the part YOU play in providing genuine care for the people who sleep in those 60 beds.

Brooke said...

what an accomplishment!! congrats :)

Anni said...

...a simple congratulations doesn't seem to be enough. You and your co-workers and director should be so very proud of such an accolade!!!

Now....the cake....got milk?

Anni said...

sorry, that's me above, Hootin' Anni {i'm logged into my birding photo blog right now}

RR Mama said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats to you and to your facility. That is something to be very proud of!

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow yes that's a fantastic achievement. Well done! I love the cakes!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What an accomplishment! I know that y'all have worked hard. That personal touch is what makes the difference.
Now... I'll have just a sliver.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the team for winning the Silver Award from the American Health Care Association! Your love for your work and for the patients is greatly appreciated by all.
Cheryl

Kim said...

¡Felicitaciones! That's very cool :) How fun to be part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of people. Being recognized for that is icing on the cake!

I can attest to how important staff are for nursing home facilities. My in-laws are at a really good retirement center in Indiana, and the staff makes all the difference! Many of them go above and beyond their job descriptions.

So congratulations on a job well done!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Congratulations! In such a small facility I am sure every employee shares a huge part in the success of all that's accomplished. They are so fortunate to have you, Mari. Now I wish I had one of those cakes. ;-)