For Immediate Release: 3/26/2020
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The American Health Care Association recognized St. Francis of Bellingham for quality care as part of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program.
To earn this prestigious recognition, the rehabilitation communities must meet one or more of the AHCA Quality Initiative goals:
- Safely reduce long and short-stay hospitalizations
- Improve long or short-stay satisfaction or achieve over a 90% satisfaction rate
- Safely reduce off-label use of antipsychotics
- Improve short-stay functional improvement or long-stay worsening mobility, or maintain greater than 75% on short-stay functional improvement and less than 25% on long-stay worsening mobility
The healthcare organizations are divided into four tiers, based on how many goals are met. St. Francis of Bellingham ranked in tier two.
“Earning this distinguished recognition shows our staff care deeply about our patients’ and residents’ lives,” said Brad Litle, Division President of Skilled Nursing Facilities for Avamere Living. “I’m proud of their dedication to living our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve.”
AHCA recognized an astounding 94% of Avamere skilled nursing communities for quality. This aligns with Avamere’s Quality Priority, a key company focus on quality care and outcomes.
Avamere leadership congratulate their staff and leaders for their diligent work in earning this outstanding recognition.
About the Avamere Family of Companies
Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.
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