Monthly Archives: August 2013

Avamere Family of Companies Communities Receive National Award for Achievements in Quality Care

Award honors best practices in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities August 16, 2013 – Wilsonville, OR – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) awarded four Avamere senior care centers the 2013 Silver – Achievement in Quality and one Bronze – Commitment to Quality for outstanding performance in the health care profession. The competitive award highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long-term care. “This award is a benchmark of distinction in the journey to providing high quality care,” said Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO … Continue reading

St. Francis of Bellingham Achieves WHCA Gold Level Safety Award for Second Year in a Row and Washington Labor & Industries Blueprint for Safety Certificate

August 10, 2013 – Bellingham, WA – St. Francis of Bellingham earned the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) Gold Level Safety Award for its success in reducing staff injuries and increasing focus on staff safety through the Self-Assessment For Employee Safety and Training (SAFEST) program. This is the second year in a row the skilled nursing center (located at 3121 Squalicum Pkwy) has achieved this recognition, making the senior care center one of the top safety facilities for employees in the state. “We have a personal responsibility and accountability for our own safety and for the safety of our co-workers. We are … Continue reading