Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ILNRC) has earned a 2017 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession. The award is the final of three distinct levels possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes organizations nationally that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality care.
“We are proud to be honored for our accomplishments,” said Elizabeth Kaeser, Administrator of ILNRC. “The Gold award not only serves as recognition for our commitment to delivering quality care, but also as motivation to continue our progress in performance excellence.”
Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was one of only three providers nationwide to receive the 2017 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Since the program’s inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has recognized only 31 organizations with awards at the Gold level, excluding this year’s recipients.
“I commend Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their hard work and dedication to achieving the Gold award,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has demonstrated an unwavering passion for improving quality care and deserves to be celebrated.”
Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The Gold – Excellence in Quality Award is the most renowned of the program. At this level, recipients have invested years in mastering and applying the rigorous Baldrige Criteria quality improvement standards to achieve superior results in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, customer and workforce focus, and operations and knowledge management.
The awards will be presented to honorees during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18. For a full list of recipients, visit AHCA/NCAL’s Quality Award website here.
Media contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493
Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.