French Prairie Nursing and Rehab was recently awarded the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2015 for exceptional achievement in preventing readmissions.

French Prairie is one of 302 nursing centers in the U.S. and Ontario receiving awards in 2015.

High-performing facilities can be honored with Providigm’s Embracing Quality Award in one or more of three categories: deficiency-free survey, prevention of hospital readmissions and superior levels of customer satisfaction.

“The Embracing Quality Awards are given to nursing homes who have not only demonstrated a commitment to quality improvement efforts by achieving QAPI Accreditation, but who have also achieved exceptional and measurable results in the areas of survey performance, readmissions and satisfaction,” said Miranda Meadow, Providigm’s accreditation program manager. “These awards are Providigm’s recognition of that link between effort and outcome.”

Skilled nursing facilities were only eligible to win a 2015 Embracing Quality Award if they achieved standards for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) as required by Providigm’s accreditation standards.

These standards ensure that facilities are assessing quality against the full federal regulation at an ongoing rate, encompassing a substantial proportion of their residents and correcting identified issues.

“It is an honor to win the Embracing Quality Award for Preventing Hospital Readmission demonstrating our commitment to high quality post hospital nursing care and therapy,” said Karla Hunt, administrator of French?Prairie Nursing and Rehab. “This prestigious recognition is a tribute to the hard work of our care team and their dedication to providing excellent care to our residents.”