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Oklahoma nursing homes recognized

(KOKH/FILE)

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recognized 11 Oklahoma skilled nursing care centers for improvements in quality and service.

The Quality Initiative Recognition Program honors facilities for meeting certain goals including safe reduction of hospitalization rates, staff retention benchmarks, and increased customer/resident satisfaction.

The 11 facilities recognized in Oklahoma are:

  • Cedar Creek Nursing Center in Norman
  • Claremore Nursing Home in Claremore
  • Forrest Manor Nursing Center in Dewey
  • Grace Living Center in Edmond
  • Grace Living Center-SW in Oklahoma City
  • Emerald Care-SW in Oklahoma City
  • Medicalodge of Dewey in Dewey
  • Montevista Rehabilitation and Skilled Care in Lawton
  • Rainbow Health Care Community in Bristow
  • Shanoan Springs Residence in Chickasha
  • The Village at Southern Hills in Tulsa

“Improving quality care as a profession requires dedication from many organizations,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “The program provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the progress that our members have made by achieving the Quality Initiative goals and improving care for individuals living in their communities. I commend their hard work.”

Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers (OAHCP) President and CEO Nico Gomez said the recognition of Oklahoma facilities shows that, despite severe funding limitations, owners and operators are committed to quality.

“Our nursing home operators and staff are working overtime to take care of their residents despite the fact that our state funding has been cut to the bone,” said Gomez. “We are hopeful that an injection of resources can help more of our facilities to continue on this upward trajectory.”

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