MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunrise Senior Living celebrates its 11 assisted living communities recently selected to receive the 2017 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 191 centers were named this year as Silver Quality Award recipients, including the following Sunrise communities:
- The Carlisle (San Francisco, CA)
- Sunrise of Dresher (Dresher, PA)
- Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody (Dunwoody, GA)
- Sunrise of Fair Oaks (Fair Oaks, CA)
- Sunrise of Holbrook (Holbrook, NY)
- Sunrise of Leesburg (Leesburg, VA)
- Sunrise of Paoli (Malvern, PA)
- Sunrise of Presque Isle Bay (Erie, PA)
- Sunrise of Severna Park (Severna Park, MD)
- Sunrise of Springfield (Springfield, VA)
- Maplewood Park Place (Bethesda, MD)
“These 11 communities have achieved a significant milestone on their quality journeys by successfully applying the rigorous Baldridge-based standards of this program to benefit our residents,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., VP of Quality for Sunrise. “The award is a testament to the dedication and passion our team members have towards quality improvement and I commend them for this outstanding achievement.” “All of our communities have an unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care,” said Sue Coppola, SVP of Care for Sunrise. “This includes our evidence-based approach to individualized care coordination. We continually educate our team members with an ongoing focus on quality assurance and performance improvement to help promote the health and wellness of our residents.”
The Silver Quality Award recipients join five Sunrise communities that earned Silver Quality Awards in 2016 and 181 Sunrise communities that have been recognized with Bronze Quality Awards over the last two years – the most of any single assisted living provider. 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 Baldridge 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 quality for the award.
All 2017 National Quality Award recipients will be honored during AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention and Exposition, October 14-18, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.
To learn more about Sunrise’s approach to individualized senior care, visit the Sunrise Quality Promise page. For the latest information about Sunrise communities, as well as aging and memory-care-related topics, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and read The Sunrise Blog.
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 32,000 people. As of June 1, 2017, Sunrise operated 319 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 19 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 28,500. 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. For ongoing information about Sunrise communities and senior-related topics, read The Sunrise Blog and follow us on Facebook. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.