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Three NKY nursing homes get annual quality awards from Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

Rosedale Green in Covington, Highlandspring of Fort Thomas, and River Valley Nursing Home in Butler were recognized at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ Annual Quality Awards Banquet recently at the Galt House in Louisville as Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation recipients.

“It is an honor to recognize outstanding caregivers for providing quality care every day to their residents. These honorees are just some of the many facilities and caregivers in our state that stand as an example of delivering quality care,” said KAHCF Board Chair Terry Skaggs. “These awards are a testament to their dedication to their residents.”

Highlandspring’s Julie Lehmann and Karen Wiley accept Best of Kentucky award from Volker Welmann of Ecolab and Miss Kentucky Molly Matney.

The Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation honorees were selected based on CMS star ratings of four or higher to apply, and then satisfaction surveys of residents/families and staff.

More than 700 long-term care providers met during the meeting, attending educational sessions on vital issues they are facing, such as staffing and emergency preparedness and other regulatory issues.

Also, more than 100 vendors exhibited during the Expo as well showcasing the latest innovations to providing quality care. 

The week was capped off with the Quality Awards Banquet with 75 awards were handed out during the evening.

The Association unveiled its new Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation Award honoring 21 Kentucky providers for outstanding care.

The Top 10 Caregivers, Nurses and Supportive Care staff were also named with the Overall Winners as follows: Nursing: Adrene Commodore from Grand Haven Nursing and Rehab, Cynthiana; Caregiving: Margie Rose Cook, Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehab, Whitesburg; and Supportive Care: Dee Metcalf, Superior Care Home, Paducah.


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