Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
46 Nichols Street
Rutland, VT 05701

802 775-2941

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2012 Bronze Quality Award Winner
7/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

[Rutland, VT] – July 2, 2012 – Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a 127-bed Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing facility located at 46 Nichols Street in Rutland, VT, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2012 recipient of the Bronze –Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.


“Each one of the award recipients has proven its dedication to improving lives through quality care, and it is a privilege to honor them with this year’s award,” said Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We congratulate Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center on this achievement.”


“At Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, we have an ongoing commitment to quality,” notes Administrator Tim Urich .  “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication our team here has shown to achieve this distinction and provide quality care to our patients and residents every day.”


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. 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. Facilities 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 demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality award, Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality award.


“The commitment these facilities have made to quality care does not stop with this benchmark award” says Chick Stepahin, Chair, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “The journey to quality care requires dedication, and Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center has risen to the challenge.”


The awards are sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Member My InnerView, a Web-based applied research and quality-management company that supports leaders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. The award will be presented to Rutland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center during AHCA/NCAL’s 63 Annual Convention and Exposition, October 7-10, 2012 in Tampa, FL.


Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.


About Genesis HealthCare LLC

Genesis HealthCare LLC is one of the nation's largest long term care providers with over 200 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 13 eastern states. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to over 1,100 healthcare providers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Visit our website at