Union Gap, Wash. – Prestige Care Inc., a leader in senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, is pleased to announce that Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Parkside, in Union Gap, Washington, has been recognized by Qualis Health as one of the top-performing skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Idaho and Washington state.
Last year, 180 nursing centers in Idaho and Washington agreed to participate with Qualis Health in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, which seeks to improve quality of care for patients in skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. Participation in the collaborative was a voluntary effort to measure the quality of the participant communities.
At the conclusion of the collaborative, Qualis Health reviewed the outcomes and selected 33 centers that exhibited especially impressive results. Prestige Care & Rehabilition – Parkside was highlighted as one of the few centers that secured outstanding care outcomes for patients, as determined by a series of measures that were tracked throughout the program.
“We are constantly seeking new ways to improve the patient experience at our centers throughout the western U.S., so when we see an opportunity to work with a great organization like Qualis Health to improve our quality of care, we take advantage of it,” said Melanie Matthews, Vice President of Operations for Prestige Care. “An important part of providing compassionate, trustworthy care for our patients is ensuring that we are always self-evaluating and making meaningful improvements. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”
During the collaborative, centers assess their areas for improvement, develop a framework for changes and report incremental progress. Participants also attend in-person learning sessions and webinars. At the onset of the program, each center chose an area of focus for improvement depending on its unique needs: fall prevention, pain management, re-hospitalization prevention, infection control, skin health, patient satisfaction or staff stability.
Five other Prestige Care skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers were also honored among the 33 top-performing centers.
Qualis Health is a nonprofit health care quality improvement and consulting organization that strives to achieve performance excellence for clients by focusing on best practices and providing a range of services that lead to better quality care, higher patient and provider satisfaction and greater efficiency.
To learn more about the collaborative, please visit their website here:http://medicare.qualishealth.org/projects/nursing-home-quality-care-collaborative.
About Prestige Care, Inc.
Prestige Care is a family of senior living and skilled nursing centers operated through a philosophy of caring. With more than 70 communities located throughout the U.S., Prestige Care is based on a core value system of respect, integrity, commitment and trust that serves as the bedrock of every Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living community. For more information on Prestige Care, visit its website at www.prestigecare.com.