August 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Centers at Bridgewater and Hillsborough each received Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards through the National Quality Award Program.
According to a release from the center, the award was presented by the American Healthcare Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.
The award program provides a pathway for providers of long term care services to work toward performance excellence. The program, according to a release, is based on criteria of the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.
As a Bronze award recipient, the centers have demonstrated the ability to implement programs in residents’ lives. There are three step levels in the program, and the facilities are judged by examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement on continuous learning.
According to the release, facilities have to achieve an award at each level to progress to the next one.
“We are very proud that our buildings earned this incredible distinction,” Don Pelligrino, co-owner and CEO of Bridgeway Senior Healthcare, said in the release. “It is an acknowledgement of all of the hard work that our staff does day in and day out caring for our patients and residents. No one works in our business for glory or recognition, but we are glad that we can display this award as a tribute to our staff’s dedication to quality.”
According to the release, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has also received a 5-star rating from US News and World Report for Bridgeway Care & Rehabilitation, as well as The Advanced Standing Distinction at the Avalon Assisted Living Residences.