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  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Health care facility gets national recognition

    A Brenham health care facility has received a national honor for a commitment to improve the quality of its care.

    Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was one of only 35 facilities in Texas to earn a bronze award from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. The award was for “commitment to quality.”

    A total of 512 bronze awards were given nationwide.

    The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program began in 1996 and honors long-term and post-acute care providers across the nation.

    “Texas should be proud. Despite one of the lowest state reimbursement rates in the nation and a staffing crisis that has managers scrambling to cover shifts every day, Texas nursing homes are making valiant efforts to improve,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “Texas brought home more awards than California. We were second only to Florida. This is proof that long term care staff in Texas are worth our investment.”

    The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance goals.

    The award program has three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and key strengths and challenges.

    Bronze applicants must also demonstrate an ability to implement a performance improvement system. Examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria.