The Heritage Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Morristown, recently received the 2015 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.


The award highlights facilities across the nation that have proven their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.


“We have long enjoyed a reputation as a premier provider of skilled and rehabilitative services,” said Robert Breeden, senior executive director. “In addition to this award, we achieved the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-star rating earlier this year. These recognitions simply confirm the quality care that our amazing staff members have always strived to provide. I’m so proud that they are being recognized nationally for what they do.”


“The Heritage Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing quality care, and I commend it for that,” said Christine Boldt, chair of the AHCA/NCAL Board of Overseers.


The Bronze National Quality Award will be presented formally during AHCA/NCAL’s 66th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 4 – 7, in San Antonio, Texas.


“The associates of the facilities in Life Care Centers of America have a never-ending quest for performance excellence,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “We are always looking for ways to improve the services we provide to the men and women entrusted to our care, and we can never be satisfied with each new level we achieve. These National Quality Awards provide assurance to our residents, families and the public at large of our commitment to the mission of care and compassion we have chosen.”


Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award program assists providers of long-term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.