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Westwood Center Receives Silver National Quality Award
8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

(Keene, NH) – August 3, 2015 – Westwood Center, a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located at 298 Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire, announced today that it has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term and post-acute care.


“At Westwood Center, we have an ongoing dedication and commitment to the quality journey and to improving the lives of our patients and residents,” notes Administrator Michael Johnson.  “This award is an affirmation of the hard work, dedication and caring our team exemplifies 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. Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, Westwood Center has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals. Westwood Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award, which requires them to address the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence in its entirety.


“By successfully applying the rigorous standards of this program, Westwood Center has achieved a significant milestone on its quality journey,said Christine Boldt, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers.I commend Westwood Center for this achievement.”


The awards are sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members My InnerView, by National Research Corporation and PointRight. My InnerView represents the true voice of nursing home and assisted living residents, families, and employees with the most insightful quality measurement solutions and satisfaction surveys in the healthcare continuum. PointRight is the recognized leader in data-driven analytics for health care and insurance. Westwood Center was one of 128 centers to receive the Silver level award, which will be presented during the AHCA/NCAL 66th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 4-7, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.


About Genesis HealthCare

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,600 healthcare providers in 47 states and the District of Columbia and China.  References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis HealthCare and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.