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Three Prestige Care Communities in Oregon Earn National Quality Awards

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 General News J E 4
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NEHALEM, Ore., Aug. 9 Prestige Care, a leading provider of quality senior care, is pleased to announce that its Nehalem Valley nursing and rehabilitation care community is a recipient of a 2010 "Bronze - Commitment to Quality" National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).

Nehalem Valley is one of three Oregon Prestige Care communities to earn the performance award recognizing excellence in quality care systems. Prestige's other award winning communities include Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton, Ore., which also earned a bronze award and Porthaven Healthcare Center located in Portland, which earned a silver achievement in quality award for its continued demonstration of excellent quality performance.

"We are extremely proud to be the recipient of three AHCA Quality Awards presented this year to long-term care communities across the country," said Prestige CEO Harold Delamarter. "Our entire organization is committed to enriching the lives our residents in order to help them live long, happy and healthy lives. We're honored to be recognized for our work by these national organizations."

Nehalem Valley was particularly recognized as a bronze-level award winner for its commitment to developing systematic, sustainable, people-centered care and services.

The AHCA/NCAL Quality Award involves a progressive three-step program to encourage continuous learning and development of integrated, quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Organizations apply for recognition and awards at three levels, each of which requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. Organizations must be a recipient of the previous level to apply for higher level awards.

Award levels are based on criteria adopted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. This year's awards will be presented at the two organizations' combined Annual Convention & Exposition, Oct. 10-13, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif.

About Prestige Senior Living

Prestige Senior Living is a family of senior living communities operated through a philosophy of caring. With 46 communities located throughout the U.S., Prestige Senior Living is based on a core value system of respect, integrity, commitment and trust that serves as the bedrock of every Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living community. For more information on Prestige Senior Living, visit their Web site at www.prestigecare.com.

Contact: Hollie Fowler (360) 735-7155 Prestige Care hfowler@prestigecare.com Kristi Clough (206) 443-9357 Firmani + Associates, Inc. 206.443.9357

SOURCE Prestige Care, Inc.
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