Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield earns American Health Care Association Silver Award

WAKEFIELD, RI – Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield has achieved the Silver Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. 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.

The Silver Award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA National Quality Award Program, based on criteria adopted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. To earn the award, residences must demonstrate their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care settings. Members at the Silver Award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. The award is judged by a board of highly trained examiners from inside and outside the long-term care profession.

Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield is one of 191 long-term care facilities nationwide and the only facility in Rhode Island to earn a 2017 Silver Quality Award. The award will be formally presented during the AHCA Annual Convention in October.

“The AHCA Silver 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 of Scallop Shell team put into meeting the stringent criteria required to earn this distinction and we congratulate them on their accomplishment.”