AUGUSTA — South Paris is among four Maine veterans’ homes that have been recognized as 2010 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), a trade organization with approximately 11,00 members nationwide. The award recognizes facilities that demonstrate excellence and commitment to quality.

Award recipients are Maine Veterans’ Homes in South Paris, Augusta, Bangor and Machias.

“We set very high standards for all of our homes, and these facilities have clearly demonstrated extraordinary and sustained performance excellence,” said Kelley Kash, CEO of Maine Veterans’ Homes. “This is outstanding recognition for the hard work and dedication of all of our MVH staff to provide exceptional care, service and support to our veterans and their families.”

The four bronze awards are part of 461 facilities nationally that will receive the award, to be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 61st annual convention and exposition Oct. 10-13 in Long Beach, Calif. There are more than 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S.

“The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step to developing systematic, sustainable, person-centered care and services,” stated Bruce Yarwood, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We congratulate Maine Veterans’ Homes on this achievement.”

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