Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Convention Events Help Achieve Quality Award Success!

The AHCA/NCAL 66th annual Convention is finally here. Convention is a great opportunity for members to get involved in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. Attendees should make sure to stop by one of the many Quality Award events taking place at Convention. We hope to see in you in San Antonio next week!

2015 Recipient Display
Stop by the Parkview Foyer on the Concourse level to view the Quality Award display with the names of the 2015 Bronze, Silver and Gold recipients.

Quality Award Program Booth (Monday, Oct 5th and Tuesday, Oct 6th)Applicants, recipients and interested members are encouraged to visit Quality Award staff at the Quality Award Program booth, #814. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the program, the application process or your recent feedback report. The expo hall is open on Monday from 11:30am to 3pm and Tuesday from 11am to 2pm.

Ceremony and Celebration (Tuesday Oct 6th)
The 2015 Quality Award Ceremony will take place from 4 to 6pm in the Convention Center Ballroom C. 2015 Bronze, Silver and Gold Recipients will be recognized at the ceremony, followed by a keynote speech from Jake Wood. Immediately following the ceremony will be a celebration at the Grand Hyatt from 6 to 7pm.

Educational Sessions (Monday, Oct 5th – Wednesday, Oct 7th)
Session date, locations and details can be found in the Convention program book or on the Convention website.
Session Title
Best for:
The Bronze Quality Award: How-To, Tools and Resources
Performance Results: Selecting, Comparing and Using Data to Drive Improvement
Silver and Gold
Through the Eyes of an Examiner
Silver and Gold
The Importance of Continuous Improvement and Innovation
Silver and Gold
It’s More than a List of Questions: Using the Quality Award Criteria as Your Roadmap to Excellence!
All interested attendees
Avoiding the Top Pitfalls of the Silver Application
Bronze Quality Award Workshop: Train the Trainer Session
The Silver Quality Award: Becoming Award Worthy
The Gold Quality Award: How-To, Tools & Resources and Recipient Panel

As always, feel free to reach out to Quality Award staff at qualityaward@ahca.org.

**Dates to Know**
  • September 15: Intent to Apply (ITA) process opens
  • November 19: Intent to Apply deadline
  • December 7: Applications accepted online
  • January 28: Bronze, Silver and Gold application deadlines

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