For Immediate Release Local Contact: Beth Laxton
June 30, 2014 404.351.2324
National Contact: AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org
Atlanta’s William Breman Jewish Home Receives National Quality Award
Nursing Home Recognized By National Program for Best Practices in Quality Care
(Atlanta, GA) – The William Breman Jewish Home (WBJH), a Jewish Home Life Community, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a competitive, three-level certification (Bronze, Silver and Gold) that highlights centers that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.
Of the 298 applications considered, WBJH was one of 77 centers nationwide and only 7 in Georgia to receive the Silver-level award this year. WBJH is also the only non-profit nursing home in Georgia to be chosen. Applicants begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. WBJH received the Bronze award in 2010.
“As a recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award, The William Breman Jewish Home has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement and sustainable organizational goals,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this achievement.”
The award will be presented to WBJH during AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
“I am very proud that The Home was selected as a recipient of this award,” said WBJH Senior Vice President/Administrator Beth Laxton. “This honor is a testament to our ongoing commitment and long-standing tradition of continuous quality improvement. We look forward to developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold Award in the future.
About The William Breman Jewish Home
The William Breman Jewish Home (The Home, WBJH) is a 96-bed, Medicare and Medicaid certified facility that has specialized in long-term skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and short-term rehabilitative care since 1951. As one of Atlanta’s leading senior residential care providers, The Home provides a warm, caring and homelike environment that enhances the quality of life of its residents. Recently chosen as a 2014 Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and designated as a 2014 Best Nursing Home in the USA by US News and World Report, WBJH is a non-profit organization and a Jewish Home Life Community. To learn more please visit www.wbjh.org.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 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.