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 New Richmond, W.Va. – Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC) is the only care center in West Virginia to receive the prestigious 2016 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

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.

“We are honored to be the only center in West Virginia to receive this national recognition,” Patsy Webb, Executive Director for Wyoming N&RC said. “This recognition is for the employees, who are dedicated to our mission and providing our residents the best care possible.”

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.

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

For more information, contact Wyoming N&RC at (304) 294-7584.