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National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award 2017

Church Home Healthcare Earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

Perry, Georgia – Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.


“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to delivering quality care,” said Kathy Gibbs, Administrator of Church Home Healthcare. “High quality of care and continual improvement have long been a priority at Church Home.”


The National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.


The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Church Home may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.


“I commend Church Home for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “Church Home is one of only 17 facilities in Georgia receiving the Bronze Award in 2017.”



About Church Home/LifeSpring

Church Home/LifeSpring offers nursing and rehabilitation services for seniors throughout middle Georgia. Tracing its history to 1939 when the members of Christ Sanctified Holy Church opened the original Church Home for the Aged, the facility has undergone numerous expansions and renovations. In 2014, the LifeSpring rehabilitation center opened to provide state-of-the-art services for those needing short-term support following surgery or a medical event.  A 10 bed expansion to LifeSpring opened in 2016, allowing the facility to expand its care to more area seniors. Based on recent State surveys, Church Home/LifeSpring is the only facility in Houston County to achieve the highest level rating of “5 Stars” for “Quality Measures” and “Overall Rating.”


Media Contact:

Glenn B. Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Church Home Rehabilitation & Healthcare LLC

(478) 987-1239 office

(478) 747-6539 cell


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or