BEACON, N.Y. — On June 1, the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living awarded Wingate at Dutchess and Wingate at Beacon the 2017 National Quality Bronze Awards for their commitments to quality.
The National Quality Award Program gives long-term care and post-acute care organizations the chance to achieve performance excellence. Standards for the awards are based on the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program. Four core values are at the heart of the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program, including delivering a consistently positive customer experience, valuing and empowering your workforce, thinking and acting ethically, and thinking and acting strategically.
The bronze award is the first step in the National Quality Award Program and highlights an organization’s intent to begin a rigorous quality improvement program. The overall goal of the award and application process is to provide organizations with the tools and resources needed to continue quality improvements, eventually helping them receive the silver and gold awards. Applicants receive feedback reports from award examiners to help them achieve these quality improvements.
For the past two years, Wingate at Beacon received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its exemplary care.