AUSTIN, Texas – Six nursing homes from the San Antonio-area earned national honors for demonstrating their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living awarded the 2016 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award to the following nursing homes:
- Retama Manor Nursing Center/Pleasanton North
- Silver Creek Manor in San Antonio
- Senior Care Center of Wurzbach
- Medina Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Castroville
- Cibolo Creek in Boerne
- Bandera Nursing & Rehab Center
The program, which began in 1996, honors long term and post-acute care providers across the nation. A total of 538 bronze awards were awarded.
"Long term care in Texas is improving every day, thanks to the commitment of dedicated staff and leadership," said Kevin Warren, president of the Texas Health Care Association. "This award shows that efforts to improve nursing home care in Texas are paying off."
The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers' expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria.