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Sixteen Avamere Skilled Nursing Facilities Achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation

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  Sixteen Avamere Family of Companies skilled nursing facilities achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation, which recognizes dedication to continuous improvement of quality in nursing home care. These facilities (located in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) have met the excellence standards set forth by the program and are recognized among the top performing nursing homes and centers in the United States. The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) accreditation is based on four data-driven standards that measure the facility’s use of Providigm’s abaqis® system, a survey tool used to ensure compliance with federal regulation. Exceeding all four standards leads to full accreditation and … Continue reading

Infinity Clinician Champions Telehealth Supervision

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Last month, Angie Quesnell, SLP and Regional SLP Mentor for Infinity Rehab, championed a proposal that will allow for the use of telehealth supervision of first-year SLP students in the State of Washington. Videoconferencing technology helps broaden therapist’s access to patients and peers in remote areas while cutting down transportation costs and boosting efficiency. The Washington State Board of Hearing and Speech ruled unanimously in favor of her proposal on November 15th. It’s great to see our clinicians inspiring positive change toward improved access, utilization of technology, and quality care our patients. Congratulations to Angie and all involved on their … Continue reading

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

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 proud that our hard work to provide … Continue reading