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Northbridge Health Care Center Receives National Recognition for Quality Initiative Program

Bridgeport, CT: January 15, 2020 –Northbridge Health Care Center received the “Tier 2 Recognition” in the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, awarded by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers. The AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.

The team from Northbridge Health Care Center celebrated their newest goal when they received this recognition on December 13, 2019. The AHCA will officially recognize the center at the Quality Summit in Grapevine, TX from March 9-11, 2020. To receive “Tier 2” Recognition in the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, a care center must earn at least two goals in the following categories:

  • Hospitalization: Safely reduce long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by at least 10% since Q1 2017 or maintain a rate of 10% or less.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Improve long-stay or short-stay satisfaction by 10% since Q1 2017 or achieve a rate of greater than 90%.
  • Antipsychotics: Safely reduce the off­-label use of antipsychotics by at least 10% since Q1 2017 or maintain a rate of 8% or less among long-stay residents and 1% or less among short-stay patients.
  • Functional Outcomes: Improve short-stay functional improvement or long-stay worsening mobility by 15% – or maintain greater than 75% on short-stay functional improvement or maintain less than 12% on long-stay worsening mobility.

Northbridge Health Care Center met the criteria for the Hospitalizations and Antipsychotics categories.

In announcing the achievement to his team, Northbridge Administrator Erica Roman extended “Congratulations, again, for your extraordinary efforts in meeting measurable targets which improve the lives of the people you serve! Your achievement inspires others and invigorates our work here at Northbridge.”

January 17, 2020