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King City Avamere wins bronze award for care

Award is based on improving quality of care for residents

The National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, has recognized Avamere Rehabilitation of King City as a 2012 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving quality care.

The award is one of three distinctions possible through the program.

"Each one of the award recipients has proven its dedication to improving lives through quality care, and it is a privilege to honor them with this year's award," said Gov. Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. "We congratulate Avamere Rehabilitation of King City on this achievement."

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long-term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance goals.

The program has three levels: bronze, silver and gold. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, Avamere Rehabilitation of King City may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality award.

"The commitment these facilities have made to quality care does not stop with this benchmark award" said Chick Stepahin, chairman of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. "The journey to quality care requires dedication, and Avamere Rehabilitation of King City has risen to the challenge."

Avamere Rehabilitation of King City will receive itsaward when they are all presented during AHCA/NCAL's 63rd annual Convention and Exposition in October.