SOURCE: Manchester Manor Health Care Center

December 09, 2010 09:43 ET

Manchester Manor Health Care Center Distinguished With Highest Level National Award

Achievement in Excellence Awarded for Exemplary Delivery of Quality Long Term Care

MANCHESTER, CT--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Manchester Manor Health Care Center has been recognized as a 2010 recipient of the National Quality Award at the level of Gold - Excellence in Quality presented by the American Health Care Association/National Centers for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), a Washington D.C. based trade organization with approximately 11,000 nursing facility members nationwide. Manchester Manor is the only 2010 recipient of this distinguished national award. Over the 15 years of the Quality Award program, only 4 companies, owning 10 facilities, have ever received an award at this level. The award was formally presented to Manchester Manor during AHCA's 61st Annual Convention and Exposition, October 10-13, 2010 in Long Beach, CA.

"The staff and leadership of Manchester Manor Health Care Center have demonstrated that they can sustain a high level of performance across a broad spectrum of services, and have set themselves apart as a health care organization of the highest distinction," stated Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of AHCA. "We applaud this outstanding achievement that honors their commitment to a rigorous journey of continuous improvement."

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is based on the core values and criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program. It provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. Applicants for the prestigious Gold - Excellence in Quality award demonstrate by approach, deployment and consistency of results that they are achieving high levels of performance in health care, customer satisfaction, market, workforce, process and leadership outcomes over time. At the Gold level, applicants must successfully address the Malcolm Baldrige Program's Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. Gold applications are reviewed by teams of Master Examiners with extensive qualifications and special training to qualify as judges. A ten member Board of Overseers provides oversight of the award program.

"No one knows better than the staff at Manchester Manor that their quality journey never ends, but this award level is a significant achievement," stated Bernie Dana, Chair, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. "Clearly Manchester Manor is one of the very best long term care providers in the entire nation."

Manchester Manor Health Care Center previously received the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award (2008) and the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award (2007).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mary Ellen Gaudette
    Email Contact
    385 West Center St.
    Manchester, CT
    Tel. 860-533-2532
    Fax. 860-645-0841