Center achieved all four AHCA/NCAL national Quality Initiative goals

UTICA, NY, February 04, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation recognized as a 2020 recipient of American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation accomplished all four national goals, including safe reduction in hospital readmissions, heightened customer satisfaction, safe reduction in off-label use of antipsychotics, and improved functional outcomes.

“This distinction is a testament to our commitment to providing quality care to the patients we serve,” said Marvin Ostreicher, president of National Health Care Associates, the parent company of The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. “We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to improved care and clinical outcomes.”

AHCA/NCAL honors member skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities for their work in achieving its Quality Initiative goals.

“This achievement represents progress on important quality measures that will positively impact the lives of residents,” said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud these organizations for their hard work and dedication to this significant quality improvement effort.”

Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the Quality Initiative serves as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotics, and customer satisfaction.

The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, along with other achievers from across the country, will be honored at AHCA/ NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10, 2020.

About National Health Care Associates: A leading provider of long-term care and rehabilitation, National Health Care Associates operates a post-acute network of nursing and assisted living centers throughout the northeast. National’s 35-year legacy is grounded in its commitment to the highest quality of care, a focus on exceptional customer service and providing a nurturing environment for patients, residents and their families.

About AHCA/NCAL: The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent nearly 14,000 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.


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