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Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center Receives Silver National Quality Award

July 12, 2014Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin - Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

"I am proud that Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center is standing among the ranks of other centers that are delivering quality care," said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. "Our profession is stronger through the work and dedication of these centers."

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next. As a recipient of the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award, Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement, and sustainable organizational goals.

"We have achieved a significant milestone on our quality journey by successfully applying the rigorous standards of this program," said Jeremy Kiley, Administrator of Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center. "We are grateful for our wonderful caregivers and dedicated leadership team and we look forward to our next goal of achieving the Gold - Excellence in Quality Award." 

Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center is a 135 bed skilled nursing facility specializing in short-term rehabilitation, ventilator and tracheostomy care, palliative care, and long-term care.  For more information, please visit www.wissotahealth.com.