Charleston, W.Va. – Two American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) centers have a lot to celebrate after winning national recognition for their commitment to improving quality care for their patients.
Braxton and Bridgeport Health Care Centers are 2017 recipients of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Only six other centers in West Virginia were also recipients of the award.
“We are so proud and excited for both centers in our AMFM family,” Tammy Jo Painter, Vice President of Compliance for AMFM, said. “The teams at Bridgeport and Braxton work tirelessly each day to give excellent, quality care for our patients.”
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the 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 excellence goals.
The 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 essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Recipients of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award.
To date, AMFM centers have now won a National Quality Award from AHCA/NCAL 26 times. Last year, Wyoming N&RC received the Silver-Achievement in Quality Award.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.
AMFM operates 17 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. They operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall and Mercer counties.
AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”