Seven Texas Long Term Care Facilities Win National Award

July 2, 2018


Contact: Jim Suydam, 512-417-5382

Seven Texas long term care facilities win national award

Despite challenges Texas nursing homes recognized for improving quality of


(AUSTIN) — Seven Texas nursing homes earned national honors today for improving their quality of care, joining just 166 nursing homes in the nation to earn the 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association.

The long term care facilities are:

  • Cross Timbers Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Flower Mound
  • Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin
  • Ridgecrest Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Forney
  • The Plaza at Mirador in Corpus Christi
  • The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth
  • Village Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Lumberton
  • Terrell Healthcare Center in Terrell

The 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care in long term and post-acute care.

“The staff and administrators at these seven Texas nursing homes should be very proud of this achievement,” said Kevin Warren, President and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “Despite the funding challenges the industry faces, your good work is making life better for so many people.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold. Members at the Silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes.

This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. On May 31, the Association announced the honorees of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. A full list of Silver and Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website here. Gold award recipients will be announced later this summer.

The program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: First Quality, NRC Health, and Team TSI Corporation. The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.



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About THCA
Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long term care association in Texas. THCA’s membership is comprised of several hundred licensed nonprofit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities in Texas. These facilities provide comprehensive, around-the-clock nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitative and specialized medical programs. THCA also represents more than 190 long term care businesses that provide products and services to the state’s approximately 2,850 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. To learn more, visit or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube