Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lawton is a recipient of the 2012 Bronze AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award for dedication to improving quality care. The honor is one of three distinctions awarded through the National Quality Award program of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
The program is designed to help providers of long-term and post-acute care services achieve their performance excellence goals. It reviews applications from care facilities across the nation and honors those that have demonstrated commitment to the quality improvement journey.
“Each one of the award recipients has proven its dedication to improving lives through quality care, and it is a privilege to honor them with this year’s award,” said Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We congratulate the leadership and staff of Bronson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on this achievement.”
Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center specializes in long- and short-term nursing care and therapy for patients following illness, injury or hospitalization. It has a workforce of 150 and offers a wide range of services and programs tailored to meet individual needs including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, wound and ostomy care, chronic disease management, psychiatry, hearing, podiatry, dental and optical services.
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo is a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.
Bronson Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-governed healthcare system headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With 6,600 employees, more than 1,000 physicians, and 773 licensed beds, Bronson is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. Bronson offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 60 locations. A national leader in healthcare quality, Bronson is an innovative, award-winning organization that partners with patients and families to achieve an exceptional care experience.
Key member organizations include: Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson Vicksburg Outpatient Center, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson Advanced Radiology Services, Bronson Home Health Care, Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bronson Staffing Service, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement & Research Center and the Bronson Health Foundation.
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