Marietta Center awarded for quality care

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. – Marietta Center, a 150-bed Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located at 117 Bartlett St, Marietta, recently announced that it has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze- Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“I applaud Marietta Center for its commitment to delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This award represents the dedication that each Bronze recipient has given to improve quality in the long term and post-acute care profession.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

“At Marietta Center, we have an ongoing commitment to quality,” notes Administrator Denise Shample. “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication our team here has shown to achieve this distinction and provide quality services and care to our patients and residents every day.”

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations.

“This award demonstrates that Marietta Center is committed to striving for quality improvement,” said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Marietta Center has laid a strong foundation for continuing on to the Silver and Gold levels.”