Knox Center Achieves National Quality Recognition

By Pen Bay Healthcare | Jan 03, 2014

The Knox Center for Long Term Care is proud to announce it has achieved Tier III recognition from the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The AHCA's Quality Initiative Recognition Program recognizes AHCA nursing center members that demonstrate the attainment of one or more of the four AHCA Quality Initiative Goals.

The Knox Center was one of only 11 Maine nursing homes to achieve Tier III status for meeting three of the four AHCA criteria by:

  • Safely Reducing Hospital Readmissions by 15%
  • Increasing Staff Stability by 15% and
  • Safely Reducing the Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics by 15%

“We are excited to be recognized with our peers in meeting these important quality goals and gratefully accept this honor from our major industry association,” says Carl Chadwick, Knox Center administrator. For several consecutive years, the Knox Center has consistently achieved 90% customer satisfaction and we will continue to build upon this great reputation and the quality care for which we are known.

The Quality Initiative Recognition Program website provides a full breakdown of all the recipients at: www.ahcancal.org/quality_improvement/qualityinitiative/Pages/RecognitionProgram.aspx.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jane Conrad | Jan 04, 2014 08:44

My husband stayed at Knox for five weeks in 2013 following an illness.  The entire staff was outstanding - from maintenance personnel to nurses, physical and occupational therapists, CNAs and physicians.  Even the food was good!  We are so grateful for the care he received there.  Jane Conrad (& Ken Payment), Tenants Harbor



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