Several Oklahoma skilled nursing and long-term care facilities were recently honored with National Quality Awards by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. Six nursing homes received the Bronze level award for their “commitment to excellence,” recognizing benchmarks met in areas like customer service, workforce recruitment, and long term strategic planning.
Award winners included:

Artesian Home in Sulphur County Lane in Beggs Elmbrook Home in Ardmore Franciscan Villa Inc in Broken Arrow North County Center for Nursing & Rehab in Collinsville Southbrook Healthcare Facility in Ardmore

 President and CEO of the Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers (OAHCP) Nico Gomez said that employees at each of the award-winning homes should be proud of their success.
 
“Congratulations to the the many skilled nursing professionals who are now being recognized for their hard work and dedication,” said Gomez. “A National Quality Award is an indication that a facility is striving to deliver the best services to its residents and the most supportive workplace for its employees.”
 
Gomez said there were many more nursing professionals who deserve to be honored in Oklahoma.
 
“In Oklahoma, there are many thousands of nursing professionals who work long hours for very modest pay,” said Gomez. “Most of the time, the only reward they get is the knowledge that their work is dramatically improving the lives of people in-need, oftentimes vulnerable seniors. All of these hardworking professionals deserve our thanks and recognition.”