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AHCA Quality Award Program


MHCA is so proud to recognize our Gold, Silver and Bronze Quality Award Recipients!  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.  The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  To learn more about each level and their distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence, please click here.


Application Portal for the 2017 Quality Award Program cycle is Now Open! 

The application deadline for Bronze, Silver and Gold is January 26, 2017 at 8pm Eastern Standard Time (7pm Central).
Applications and payments must be submitted using the online application and payment portals. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Payments are also due by January 26, 2017 and are only accepted online via credit card. 

  • A successful application submission will immediately generate a confirmation email. The confirmation email is the only proof of submission that will be accepted after the deadline. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact Quality Award staff.
  • Submit only one application-only the first version of the application will be accepted. 
  • Exceptions will not be made for applicants who fail to submit their application by the deadline.

We look forward to your application! To learn more about the National Quality Award Program please visit AHCA's website. Questions? Please email

Just a Reminder: Quality Award Program Recertification Policy

In 2014, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program implemented a recertification policy that impacts ALL current and previous recipients.  Under this policy, Bronze and Silver Quality Award recipients have three years to apply for the next award level (Silver or Gold) before being designated as a “past recipient” of the award.  As a past recipient, an organization must reapply at the Bronze level if they decide to participate in the program again.  The complete recertification policy and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Quality Award website here.  It is important to note that all recipients who achieved their awards in or before 2014 have until 2017 to apply to the next level award.  The purpose of the policy is to maintain the integrity of the program, embrace new standards of care, and promote continued growth of member organizations on the quality journey.  For more information on the benefits of the program, click here.

t’s All in the Numbers – Quality Award Fast Facts

Recently, AHCA/NCAL conducted some research that supports the argument that organizations committed to the Quality Award journey and the Baldrige criteria do in fact have superior outcomes than those who do not.  Specifically, the research shows that Silver and Gold recipients have better outcomes in:  Quality Performance Metrics; Five-Star Ratings; and Business Outcomes.  For more details, check out the new Quality Award Fast Facts here



2016 AHCA Quality Award Recipients – Bronze

Our MHCA Bronze Quality Award recipients are:

  • McLarney Manor SNF
  • Life Care Center of Waynesville
  • Oregon Care Center
  • Tiffany Heights
  • Northwood Hills Care Center
  • Medicalodges Neosho
  • Westridge Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Golden LivingCenters - St. James






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