Top NewsCook Senior Living Center recognized for high quality of care
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) and Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Georgia and North Carolina, have recognized Cook Senior Living Center for their commitment to improving the quality of health care for Georgians.
“We are very proud of our dedicated employees and their focus on resident-centered care. Cook Senior Living Center is committed to delivering the highest quality service,” said Michael Purvis, Administrator of Cook Senior Living Center and CEO for Cook Medical Center.
“Cook Senior Living Center is truly committed to improving the quality of care for Georgians,” noted Linda Kluge, QIN-QIO Executive Director. “By working to improve quality, Cook Senior Living Center improved residents’ lives and helped to reduce health care costs.”
“The outstanding centers presented with the 2017 Georgia Quality Award have greatly demonstrated their willingness to go above and beyond to reach operational and clinical excellence through hard work and performance improvement achievements,” said GHCA President & CEO Tony Marshall. “On behalf of the entire GHCA membership I thank them for their commitment to providing high quality care to the vulnerable individuals they serve. We are proud of Cook Senior Living Center and pleased to be able to recognize them for their work that helps the people of Cook County and surrounding areas.”
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) along with Alliant Quality present the Georgia Quality Awards each year to select Georgia skilled nursing care centers. Winners of this award have signed the Quality First Pledge and enrolled in the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home Campaign. They must be actively participating in the Georgia Quality Improvement Program and also comply with stringent program standards.
Facilities are judged on results of state surveys, CMS quality measures and performance on internal quality improvement projects. Quality of care measures for all nursing homes are tracked and reported publicly on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Compare website. To view Nursing Home Compare, visit www.medicare.gov and select “Find Nursing Homes.”
Alliant Quality, the Medicare QIN-QIO for Georgia and North Carolina, is a not-for-profit, physician-sponsored organization dedicated to continuously improving health care. In operation since 1970, Alliant Quality provides innovative health care solutions focused on quality improvement, utilization management, medical review, and health care outcomes research. For more information, please visit www.alliantquality.org.
Founded in 1953, the Georgia Health Care Association is a not-for-profit organization representing long-term and post-acute care providers located throughout the state of Georgia. The association is dedicated to enhancing the ability of providers to provide competent and compassionate care and advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly and disabled Georgians. GHCA’s more than 360 members serve more than 73,000 individuals annually. For more information visit www.GHCA.info.
Accepting the award on behalf of Cook Senior Living Center is Michelle Reynolds, Quality Management Coordinator for Cook Medical Center, pictured in center of the photo.