Local nursing home receives national award

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ivy Hall Nursing Home of Elizabethton was among 26 member facilities of the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA)  named Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) for 2015.

Bronze award winners have taken the first step in the process of quality improvement through developing an organizational profile that includes vision and mission statements along with awareness of their environment and customers’ expectations. The other two levels are Silver – Achievement in Quality and Gold – Excellence in Quality. These facilities can now work toward earning their silver awards.

Also selected to receive the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award was Christian Care Center of Johnson City

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“THCA members are working diligently to provide quality care in Tennessee’s post-acute and long-term care facilities, and it is a privilege to join AHCA in recognizing their efforts,” said THCA Executive Director Jesse Samples. “These providers are an example in their profession as they work to improve the quality of care for their residents.”

The facilities will be honored for their outstanding achievement and presented with their awards in October during AHCA’s 66th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Antonio. The Gold and Silver Award winners will be announced later in the summer.

THCA is a nonprofit organization representing long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about long-term care in Tennessee, contact THCA at (615) 834-6520 or visit www.thca.org.