Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans


Dana Halvorson 


Veterans Day 2016 will be observed this Friday, November 11. In honor of Veterans Day, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) wanted to share a story of one of its members, the Maine Veterans’ Home. Their skilled nursing care center in Scarborough, Maine, had been selected as one of only three centers across the nation to receive the prestigious AHCA/NCAL Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.

A center that receives this award joins an extremely elite group of long term care providers in the nation. Gold award recipients are rare nationwide, and Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough’s (MVH-Scarborough) selection was the first gold award recipient in Maine and only the second State Veterans’ Home (SVH) in the nation to have ever achieved this distinction. Serving veterans, their spouses, and gold-star parents is a mission that Maine Veterans’ Homes has always viewed as a privilege and a sacred trust that goes far beyond simply providing excellent medical care. Provider Magazine covers more about the quality care MVH provides to our nation’s veterans. The full story, entitled Reflections on a Quality Journey by Devin Robinson (director, public relations & marketing, Maine Veterans’ Homes, Scarborough) is online.

AHCA/NCAL is proud to represent a number of SVHs, as well as countless civilian facilities nationwide that serve veterans as their residents. More information can be found on the AHCA’s Veterans webpage

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