Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield receives AHCA award for 2017 Quality Initiative Recognition Program

WAKEFIELD, RI – Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield has received a certificate of achievement award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in recognition of their achievement in the 2017 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. This national honor represents Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield’s commitment to improving the lives of the individuals they serve.

The program is designed to recognize AHCA nursing center members that attain four or more ACHA quality initiative goals, including improved retention rates among nursing staff, reducing the number of unintended health care outcomes, safely reducing the number of hospital readmissions, improving discharge back to the community and safely reducing hospitalizations among long-stay residents.

“We’re very proud of this accomplishment,” said Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield Administrator Marissa Rhyner. “This award speaks to the high-quality care and medical services we provide to the residents. We look forward to continuing this trend of improving the lives of people we serve in the coming years.”

Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living and memory care services in Western and Central New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. Elderwood is part of a larger group of health care companies owned by Post Acute Partners, which operates pediatric facilities in Pennsylvania, Elderwood Health Plan managed long term care plan, Elderwood Transportation and Woodmark Pharmacy. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com.

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