Wilton Meadows received a 2021 Silver Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for residents and individuals with disabilities in long-term and post-acute care.
Wilton Meadows’ administrator Ellen Casey said she the award recognizes the hard work and dedication of the facility’s entire team, especially throughout the public health emergency.
“To provide the highest quality of care that has allowed us to achieve the results required to receive this award is a testament to each and every individual on our staff. We look forward to continuing to provide the best care and services to those we care for,” Casey said.
Created by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve quality of life and care of long-term care residents and staff. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve organizational performance and health care outcomes.
“Reaching the Silver Award level successfully while also compassionately and heroically protecting and caring for residents during a pandemic is remarkable,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers’ chair Tammy Kelly. “I applaud the resiliency and dedication of Wilton Meadows for continuing their quality improvement journey and for this outstanding achievement.”
As a 2021 recipient of the Silver award, Wilton Meadows can now advance in further developing comprehensive approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold Excellence in Quality Award.
Wilton Meadows is part of a privately owned Senior Living Campus consisting of The Greens at Cannondale and Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on 10 acres next to Allen’s Meadow in Wilton. The campus offers a complete continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation.