Westfield Center Recognized for Improving Quality of Long Term Care1/6/2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lori Mayer, Media Relations
Westfield Center Recognized for Improving Quality of Long Term Care
Provider recognized for meeting national goals
[Westfield, NJ] – January 6, 2020 – Westfield Center, a Genesis HealthCare affiliated skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Westfield, NJ, today announced that the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recognized the Center for its achievements in the quality of care they provide.
Westfield Center accomplished three of four national goals in the following areas:
Improving long-stay or short-stay customer satisfaction, safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics and improving short-stay functional improvement or long-stay worsening mobility.
“I would like to congratulate Westfield Center for this incredible achievement,” said George V. Hager Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Genesis HealthCare. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality will continue.”
AHCA/NCAL recognized long term care providers for their achievements through its Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals.
“This achievement represents progress on important quality measures that will positively impact the lives of residents,” said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud Westfield Center for their hard work and dedication to this significant quality improvement effort.”
Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the Quality Initiative serves as a national e¬ffort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotics, and customer satisfaction.
Learn more about the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program here. Westfield Center, along with other achievers from across the country, will be honored at AHCA/ NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10, 2020.
About Westfield Center
Westfield Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. The Center also offers specialized care in Ventilator Management and Memory Support Services. Westfield Center is a WE HONOR VETERANS partner. Visit us at www.genesishcc.com/westfield.
About Genesis Healthcare, Inc.
Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (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 nearly 400 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 26 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to approximately 1,200 healthcare providers in 44 states, the District of Columbia and China. References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent nearly 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.