Bronson Commons Receives National Recognition for Quality

Published on August 20, 2018

Bronson Commons Receives National Recognition for Quality

Bronson Commons in Mattawan was recently awarded the 2018 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). This program recognizes healthcare providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care in long term and post-acute care centers. This year, 166 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities across 36 states earned the silver award. Bronson Commons is the only recipient in southwest Michigan.

“This is a tremendous recognition,” says Laura Hamman, assistant vice president and executive director of Bronson Commons. “Earning this national award demonstrates just how effectively our staff and care providers work together to deliver an exceptional experience to our patients.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—bronze, silver and gold. Members at the silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. They can then advance in developing approaches to meet criteria at the gold level.

“We’re immensely proud of the teams and leadership at Bronson Commons for achieving this level of quality care,” says Becky Trella, vice president of post-acute care at Bronson Healthcare. “This is also a reflection of our commitment to advancing the health of our communities by focusing on a continuum of care beyond the hospital.”

In addition to the silver award from AHCA/NCAL, Bronson Commons is certified by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and has received a five-star quality rating every year since 2008. It has also been named to the Best Nursing Homes list by U.S. News and World Report since 2013.

About Bronson Commons

Bronson Commons located in Mattawan in Van Buren County, is a 100-bed skilled nursing center offering extensive rehabilitation therapies. It is part of the full continuum of care that Bronson provides to patients and families in southwest and south central Michigan. It is a member of the Bronson Healthcare system. With 9,000 employees, more than 1,300 medical staff members, and 812 licensed beds, Bronson is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. It offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 70 locations. Its flagship hospital, Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo, is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.

About the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit

  • Photo of the care team at Bronson Commons.