Tuesday, October 07, 2014

TOP STORY >> Spring Creek wins two awards

Its focus on quality patient care has earned Spring Creek Health and Rehab in Cabot two prestigious awards.

Spring Creek Health and Rehab, 804 N. Second St., has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The award was presented this week to Spring Creek during the 65th annual convention of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) in Washington.

“These awards are not simply plaques that we will hang on the wall and forget,” said Tracey Burlison, the center’s administrator. “We received these awards because we are committed to the constant journey of improving quality care. They are a testament to the dedication of our staff members.”

Spring Creek Health and Rehab was one of 390 centers to receive the bronze level award. Bronze is the first of three distinction levels in the National Quality Award Program.

The program honors centers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Spring Creek was also among 28 organizations throughout the state that were presented Arkansas Governor’s Quality Awards by Gov. Mike Beebe during the recent 20th annual celebration of that awards program.

Spring Creek, for the second consecutive year, received the Commitment Level Award. The levels for awards in descending order are the Governor’s Award, the Achievement Award, the Commitment Award and the Challenge Award.

The goal of the Governor’s Quality Award Program is to encourage Arkansas organizations to engage in continuous quality improvement, which leads to performance excellence, and to provide significant recognition to those organizations.

Created as a not-for-profit organization, the program that has partnered with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assisting in building a strong infrastructure for Arkansas businesses. That dedication is reflected in the program’s vision to be a catalyst for excellence in organizational performance.