Recently, AHCA announced that 183 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities in 42 states earned the 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. One facility in Wisconsin earned the distinguished Silver Award this year: Oakwood Health Services.
“On behalf of our member facilities around the state of Wisconsin, I am pleased to congratulate the Oakwood Health Services team on the significant achievement earning the 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award,” said John Vander Meer, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL), the state affiliate for AHCA/NCAL. “The National Quality Awards are a journey to advance the quality of care that our state’s frail elderly and people with disabilities receive. This award is an important acknowledgement of the hard work and great care that the staff at Oakwood Health Services offer every day in each of these communities.”
Oakwood Health Services now joins seven other Wisconsin facilities as active Silver Award earners. The Silver award is the second step in the National Quality Award Program. It requires that the facility receive a Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award before applying at the Silver level.
“Receiving a Silver National Quality Award is an honor that resulted from a team effort from our entire staff,” said Jon Richardson, Administrator for Oakwood Health Services. “I thank all of our tremendous staff for their hard work.”
At the Silver level, applicants continue to learn and develop effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. In addition to the Organizational Profile (required at the Bronze level), applicants provide a thorough assessment of their systematic approaches and the deployment of these approaches. The Silver program provides a clear pathway for recipients moving to the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.