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The Tarboro Nursing Center is a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living..

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The Tarboro Nursing Center is a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living..

Tarboro Nursing Center recognized for commitment to care

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The Tarboro Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“I applaud Tarboro Nursing Center for its commitment to delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. “This award represents the dedication that each Bronze recipient has given to improve quality in the long term and post-acute care profession.”

The National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. 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. Centers 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. As a recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, Tarboro Nursing Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver Achievement in Quality Award.

“This award demonstrates that Tarboro Nursing Center is committed to striving for quality improvement,” said Ed McMahon, chairman of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Tarboro Nursing Center has laid a strong foundation for continuing on to the Silver and Gold levels.”

The award will be presented to the Tarboro Nursing Center during the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8 in Washington, D.C.