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Charleston, W.Va. – Two of American Medical Facilities Managements’ (AMFM) newer centers have continued their quality care journey by receiving the prestigious 2018 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

Braxton and Bridgeport Health Care Centers (HCC) are this year’s recipients of the award and are two of only four centers in West Virginia to receive the 2018 Silver National Quality Award.

Both centers have joined the AMFM family within the past five years. Braxton HCC joined AMFM in 2013 and Bridgeport HCC in 2015.

“We are beyond excited for both these centers are continuing their quality care journey,” said Tammy Jo Painter, vice president of compliance for AMFM. “The continual improvement process and receiving the Silver National Quality Award is a fantastic benefit to our patients, their families and our communities.”

The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term care and post-acute centers and communities.

“The quality of care we provide to those we serve continues to improve because of champions like this year’s honorees,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “I applaud their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of quality excellence.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Association’s Quality Awards program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria for the Silver level.   

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. As a recipient of the Silver– Commitment in Quality award, Wyoming N&RC may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality award.

About AMFM:
AMFM operates 18 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. The care centers operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall, Taylor and Mercer counties. 

AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”

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