NRC Health

May 15, 2017 10:00 ET

Praise during Nursing Home Week: exemplary satisfaction rates from Alabama nursing homes

LINCOLN, NE --(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - NRC Health, an organization that has helped its partners illuminate and improve the moments that matter most to patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff for over 35 years, shows that the Alabama Nursing Home Association and its member facilities are exceeding the national average year after year.

According to a recently released analysis report from NRC Health, 93 percent of families responded "definitely yes" or "probably yes" when asked if they would recommend Alabama Nursing Homes as a place to receive care -- compared to 89 percent nationally. In addition, 90 percent of residents said "definitely yes" or "probably yes" when asked if they would recommend the nursing centers as a place to receive care.

Over 10 years ago, Alabama Nursing Homes embarked on a journey to prioritize customer satisfaction, and have since used feedback received from surveys fielded by NRC Health to continually enhance the quality of care they deliver. Since partnering with NRC Health, the nursing centers have steadily improved their satisfaction scores and are consistently exceeding national averages.

"The exemplary satisfaction rates from the Alabama Nursing Home Association demonstrate their unwavering and ongoing commitment to improving the moments that matter most to their residents, families, and staff," said Rich Kortum, director of strategic partnerships for NRC Health. "We are grateful to partner with an outstanding organization like ANHA, and proud to assist them in setting the benchmark of success for post-acute quality of care."

"These results clearly show we're meeting the expectations of our residents and patients," ANHA Chairman Frank Brown said. "Family members can feel confident that we'll meet the healthcare and social needs of their loved ones. We appreciate this strong endorsement of the work our nurses and staff members do each day."

About NRC Health

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the largest patient-satisfaction measurement firms in the US, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRCIA) (NASDAQ: NRCIB) is dedicated to representing the true voice of residents, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders. Its integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population-health management.

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About Alabama Nursing Home Association

The Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) was established in 1951 as a statewide network of professionals dedicated to providing excellence and quality care for Alabama's elderly in need. ANHA has since become a strong voice for long-term care. As the oldest long-term healthcare association in the state of Alabama, ANHA reflects a strong network of long-term care facility owners, operators and administrators, representing approximately 93% of Alabama's long-term health care.

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