LincolnHealth’s Cove’s Edge, which offers skilled rehabilitation and long-term care services, has been recognized as a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The awards spotlight providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care.
“This award supports what I have known all along – members of our team provide exceptional care that meets not only our high standards, but those of our patients, their families and national quality organizations,’’ said Cheryl Dobbelsteyn OT/L, MSM, MLNHA, Executive Director of Cove’s Edge. “It’s a fitting tribute to my colleagues that we have earned this recognition.”
Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program, established in 1996, challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve organizational performance and health care outcomes.
“As a Silver Quality Award recipient, Cove’s Edge is well on its way to progress in their quality journey by continuing to achieve better quality results,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this outstanding achievement.”
As a 2019 recipient of the Silver award, Cove’s Edge can now advance in further developing comprehensive approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 13-16.
About Cove’s Edge
Cove’s Edge, located on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta, Cove’s Edge has provided skilled rehabilitation services and long-term care since 1981. Our friendly atmosphere, warm and caring staff, and wide range of innovative services ensure each patient or resident gets the very best care possible.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,700 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 www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.