MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunrise Senior Living celebrates four of its communities that have recently earned the 2016 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and 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 long-term and post-acute care communities across the United States that have demonstrated their dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.
A total of 71 centers were named this year as Silver National Quality Award recipients, including the following Sunrise communities:
- Sunrise of Decatur (Decatur, GA)
- Sunrise of Johns Creek (Johns Creek, GA)
- Sunrise at Webb Gin (Lawrenceville, GA)
- The Stratford (San Mateo, CA)
“All of our communities are committed to providing high-quality, personalized care to every resident as part of the Sunrise Quality Promise. We are determined to help create a safe, engaging and warm environment – one that our residents will be proud to call home,” said Sue Coppola, SVP of Care for Sunrise. “We are honored that four Sunrise communities earned the 2016 Silver National Quality Award, a prestigious accomplishment among the health care community – and, in particular, to have such a strong representation in the assisted living space.”
“These Silver recipients have demonstrated strong systematic approaches to care and an unwavering commitment to quality,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., VP of Quality for Sunrise. “I congratulate all of these team members for being on this path of continuous quality improvement.”
The Silver Award recipients join 66 Sunrise assisted living communities that were recognized with the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award and the 76 communities that received the Bronze level last year. Visit Sunrise’s National Quality Award Program webpage for a full listing of recipients.
The National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program includes 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 member application to determine if the center has met the criteria to qualify for the award.
“It takes incredible dedication and passion to successfully apply the demands of the criteria,” said Christine Boldt, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I applaud Sunrise’s four communities for reaching this level.”
All 2016 National Quality Award recipients will be honored during AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN, October 16-19.
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,400 people. As of July 1, 2016, Sunrise operated 310 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 15 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 27,600. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by team members who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.