25 Texas Nursing Homes Earn National Honor for Quality of Care

June 7, 2016


Contact: Jim Suydam

June 7, 2016

25 Texas Nursing Homes Earn National Honor for Quality of Care

Commitment to Quality Awards show efforts to improve nursing home care in Texas paying off

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Twenty-five nursing homes from across Texas earned national honors today for demonstrating their commitment to the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living awarded the 2016 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award to nursing homes who achieved the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.

This program, which began in 1996, honors long term and post-acute care providers across the nation. A total of 538 bronze awards were awarded.

“Long term care in Texas is improving every day, thanks to the commitment of dedicated staff and leadership,” said Kevin Warren, president of the Texas Health Care Association. “This award shows that efforts to improve nursing home care in Texas are paying off.”

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. 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. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Recipients may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award.

“A commitment to always improve the quality of care and quality of life for the residents and families we serve is what this award represents,” said Christine Boldt, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers chairwoman. “This year’s recipients have demonstrated that commitment. I commend all of them for their hard work and dedication.”

AHCA/NCAL will announce the 2016 Silver – Achievement in Quality and Gold – Excellence in Quality Award recipients in the coming months. The awards for all three categories will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 67th Annual Convention and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee, October 16-19, 2016.


A complete list of this year’s Texas recipients of the 2016 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award is below.


Retama Manor Nursing Center / Pleasanton North

Silver Creek Manor
San Antonio

Senior Care Center of Wurzbach
San Antonio

Winchester Lodge Healthcare Center

Medina Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center

Matlock Place Health & Rehabilitation Center

Park Manor of CyFair

Peach Tree Place

Summer Place Nursing and Rehabilitation

Senior Care of Regency House
San Angelo

Trisun Care Center-Northeast El Paso
El Paso

Cibolo Creek

Vintage Health and Rehabilitation

Regency Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Red River

Green Acres of Center

Allenbrook Healthcare Center

Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center

Senior Care of Harbor Lakes

River Hills Health and Rehabilitation

Park Manor of Conroe

Senior Care of Crowley

Senior Care of Brownwood

Weatherford Healthcare Center

Bandera Nursing & Rehab Center

Victoria Gardens of Allen

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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 non-profit 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 http://txhca.org/ or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.