Elderwood at Riverside earns AHCA Bronze Award

RIVERSIDE, RI – Elderwood at Riverside, 100 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, has achieved the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. The award, the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA National Quality Award Program, is based on criteria adopted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. To earn the award, residences must demonstrate outstanding performance in health care, customer satisfaction, financial, market, work force, process and leadership outcomes over time. The award is judged by a board of highly trained examiners from inside and outside the long-term care profession.

The National Quality Award program is a progressive process designed to encourage continuous quality improvement and provide a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence.

Elderwood at Riverside is one of 538 long-term care facilities nationwide and among just seven facilities in Rhode Island to earn a 2016 Bronze Quality Award. The award will be formally presented during the AHCA Annual Convention in October.

“The AHCA Bronze Quality Award is a prestigious recognition within the long-term care profession,” said Elderwood co-CEO Dr. Jeffrey Rubin.

“We are proud of the hard work our Elderwood at Riverside team put into meeting the stringent criteria required to earn this distinction and we congratulate them on their accomplishment.”

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Elderwood at Riverside is a 5-Star facility as rated on Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare. It is part of the Elderwood group of health care services, which provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living and memory care in Western and Central New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Parent company PostAcute Partners also operates specialized pediatric care facilities; pharmacy, home care, consulting and transportation services, and a managed long term health care plan. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com.