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Parkersburg, WV 26101

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Willows Center Receives Silver National Quality Award
7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

(Parkersburg, WV) – July 31, 2015 – Willows Center, a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located at 723 Summers Street in Parkersburg, West Virginia, announced today that it has been selected as a 2015 recipients of the Silver – Commitment to Quality Award for dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. The award is the second of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term and post-acute care.

“At Willows Center, we have an ongoing dedication and commitment to the quality journey and to improving the lives of our patients and residents,” notes Administrator Aaron Snodgrass.  “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. As a recipient of the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award, Willows Center has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals. Willows Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold - Achievement in Quality Award.

“At this level, participants demonstrate an understanding of critical management areas and how they lead to improved outcomes,” said Christine Boldt, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Willows Center is on an important path to quality excellence. I applaud them all 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. Willows Center was one of 128 centers nationwide to receive the Silver level award. The award will be presented to each Center during AHCA/NCAL’s 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 1,800 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.