Cherry Lane Nursing Center receives AHCA Silver Quality Award

Laurel-based comprehensive senior care facility Cherry Lane Nursing Center has been awarded the elite Silver Quality Award 2017 from American Health Care Association.

AHCH National Quality Silver Award

July 12, 2017: Laurel based senior care facility Cherry Lane has recently received the prestigious Silver Quality Award 2017 from the esteemed American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The nursing home is the 2014 Bronze Quality Award Winner. Cherry Lane is one of only 191 organizations nationwide as well as one of just 5 in Maryland to receive the prestigious honor.

The Silver Quality Award is the second level of the high profile National Quality Award Program implemented by AHCA. Participants have to achieve the Bronze Quality Award in order to receive the Silver award. Once a participant organization wins the Silver Award, it can apply for the highest level – Gold Quality Award.

“It’s a moment of great honor and pride for us to be acknowledged with the revered 2017 AHCA Silver Quality Award. Ever since we had received the Bronze Award we have been preparing for our next milestone, the ‘Silver Award’. To receive it finally is a dream come true for all of us at Cherry Lane as the award symbolizes our excellence and hard work in senior care. We are always striving to exceed the expectations of our patients and it feels amazing when somebody as esteemed as AHCA recognizes your efforts”, said Steve Pazulski, the administrator of Cherry Lane Nursing Center.

The guidelines for the Silver Award are inspired by the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. The program is aimed to help post-acute and long-term care service providers to achieve excellence in their performance. At this step, the applicants have to learn & frame functional steps to enhance performance in their organization for an improved health care result. Applicants are also required to extensively assess their systems, approaches and execution of those approaches.

“We are dedicated to comprehensive and highest quality senior care for all across the Laurel community and Maryland. We are known for our superior clinical expertise, advanced resources and compassionate support which are aimed to optimize the health potential of our patients. Our experienced and caring health care personnel will be by your side at every step of your route to health and wellness. We not only take care of physical needs of our patients but also their emotional needs for their overall healing & recovery”.

Cherry Lane is a 155-bed skilled nursing center that caters to both rehab patients & nursing home patients. The leading skilled nursing facility is renowned for highly skilled, compassionate and customized short term care, long term care and rehabilitation services.

“We are pleased to confer the Silver Quality Award to Cherry Lane this year. The Laurel senior care nursing facility has successfully met all the stringent standards of our program with its excellent track record in health care”, noted the honorable chairperson of AHCA Quality Award Board.