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St. Crispin wins Silver award

St. Crispin Living Community has been recognized as a 2017 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

"We are honored to be recognized for what we've accomplished on our journey to improve quality care," said Jake Goering, CEO and administrator of St. Crispin Living Community. "Applying for the Silver award has helped St. Crispin Living Community to achieve better outcomes as an organization."

Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, AHCA/NCAL's National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels — bronze, silver and gold. At the silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. As a recipient of this year's silver award, St. Crispin Living Community can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold — Excellence in Quality Award.

The awards will be presented at a conference Oct. 15-18, 2017.