Highland Park-based Parker at Stonegate has earned a 2019 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 nursing home and assisted living organizations nationally that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality care.
“The Gold Excellence in Quality Award confirms our exceptional service, person-directed approach to care and services and our commitment to constantly seek improvements,” said Roberto Muniz, president and chief executive officer of Parker. “To be recognized by the AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards is an esteemed recognition within the health care spectrum, and we are thrilled that our devotion to those we care for has been officially recognized at the national level.”
Parker at Stonegate was one of five assisted living communities and nursing homes nationwide to receive the 2019 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. This is the second year since the program’s inception in 1996 that assisted living communities have achieved Gold. In 22 years, AHCA/NCAL has recognized only 38 organizations—excluding this year’s recipients—with awards at the Gold level.
“Parker at Stonegate has attained results that demonstrate they are the best of the best of long term care in the country,” said Alana Wolfe, chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award board of overseers. “They should be incredibly proud for achieving our profession’s highest honor of quality recognition and joining an elite group of assisted living communities to be bestowed the Gold Award,” Wolfe said.
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.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 13-16.