Reformed Church Home Earns Exclusive Quality Accreditation and National Recognition
Old Bridge, NJ, March 15, 2018 – Kate Shepard, Executive Director at Reformed Church Home, has announced that the skilled nursing center has received Providigm’s Advanced Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation for 2017 for the Home’s dedication to actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities. Less than 2% of the skilled nursing facilities in the country have achieved this advanced level of QAPI accreditation.
Earlier this year, Reformed Church Home was named one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publication that annually evaluates and rates health care providers across the country. The award recognizes consistent performance in national quality measures, along with meeting certain performance standards such as earning at least 4 stars in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overall rating for all 12 months of the reporting period. Reformed Church Home exceeded this standard by earning 5 stars in overall rating and other categories assessed by CMS.
Advanced QAPI Accreditation is designated by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, and confirms that Reformed Church Home is continually assessing issues that affect the residents’ quality of life (such as pain, dignity, and variety of choices), and quality of care (such as weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, adequate staffing, and prevention of hospital readmissions.)
“To achieve Advanced QAPI Accreditation takes a concentrated commitment to quality in the skilled nursing facility,” says Andrew Kramer, M.D., Chief Executive Officer at Providigm. “Through Reformed Church Home’s use of the abaquis® Quality Management System, we are able to verify that Reformed Church Home is continually assessing their quality standards against the entire spectrum of federal regulations, and then correcting identified issues.”
“We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve these recognitions,” said Shepard. “We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve, which the US News & World Report award acknowledges. Plus, we have been working toward advanced QAPI accreditation for years. It is an honor to achieve it for 2017 and we will continue to uphold these standards moving forward!”
About Reformed Church Home
Reformed Church Home is a highly respected, not-for-profit healthcare community offering assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and respite care to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. The Home consistently has been awarded 5-star Quality of Care ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services each quarter since inception of the program in 2008; has been recognized for outstanding annual surveys from the NJ Department of Health; received the Embracing Quality Award from Providigm (2013-2015); and named Best of the Best Assisted Living Community in Middlesex County (2013-2017). For additional information, please contact Andrea Walls, Director of Marketing, at 732-607-9230, or visit www.reformedchurchhome.org.
About Providigm, LLC
Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Providigm’s patented abaqis® Quality Management System is the nation’s leading assessment and reporting system based on CMS’s Quality Indicator Survey. abaqis goes beyond survey readiness with capability to manage QAPI processes, hospital readmission tracking, and customer satisfaction measurement. Through Providigm’s web-based systems and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and quality of life for their residents.For more information, visit www.providigm.com.