The Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM), in conjunction with the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), announced that nine skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities in Maryland have earned top recognition for quality care. The awards honor providers across the nation for demonstrating strong commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in need of long-term and post-acute care.
The associations’ Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Five providers in Maryland earned Silver distinction, while four providers earned Bronze. In total, Maryland now has 11 Silver and 52 Bronze award winners. Members at both levels have developed and demonstrated effective approaches that improve performance and quality outcomes for patients in their facilities.
The providers in Maryland that earned Silver recognition are:
- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
- Brinton Woods Post-Acute Care Center
- Sunrise of Severna Park
- Maplewood Park Place
- Cherry Lane Nursing Center
Providers in Maryland that earned Bronze recognition are:
- Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
- ManorCare Health Services – Largo
- Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Landow House
“Maryland is always on the cutting edge of healthcare and our state’s skilled nursing and post-acute providers are no exception,” said Joe DeMattos, president and CEO of HFAM. “Studies show that patients who receive treatment in a skilled nursing facility after a hospital stay are more prepared to transition back to their regular daily activities and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. HFAM is committed to being part of the solution by continuing our work with the top 150 skilled nursing centers in the state to provide the best possible care for Marylanders in need and their families.”
Founded in 1948, HFAM is the oldest and largest nationally affiliated long-term care and post-acute association in Maryland. HFAM member facilities offer assisted living, post-acute, rehabilitation and long-term care nursing services, and are found in nearly every community in every county and city across Maryland. HFAM is affiliated with the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, the largest national post-acute provider association representing both for- and n0t-for-profit providers of care. Maryland’s long-term care provider community directly supports an estimated $3.7 billion in state economic activity; a major job-creator and economic engine for the state.