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Utah Nursing Home Receives 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award

Program Encourages Excellence in Patient Care

Salt Lake CityA Bountiful, Utah nursing home, North Canyon Care Center, is being recognized today for demonstrating excellence in providing quality care.

HealthInsight, a nonprofit, community-based health care collaborative working to improve health and health care for patients and providers, will recognize North Canyon Care Center as the sole recipient of the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award at the annual Utah Health Care Association Fall Convention in Sandy, Utah. The award recognizes nursing homes for demonstrating excellence in a number of quality care measures.

In order to meet criteria for this quality award, North Canyon Care Center had to rank in the top 25 percent of performers in the state, based on MDS 3.0 Quality Measures from Nursing Home Compare, as well as demonstrate a successfully implemented quality improvement program in their facility.

"We are honored to recognize North Canyon Care Center and the work they are doing to improve health care quality and patient care for the residents of Utah," said Juliana Preston, HealthInsight Utah executive director. "Their commitment to excellence in health care delivery is evidenced by their achievement of this award.”

The HealthInsight Quality Award Program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care is defined as a system that is “accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure.” By using available quality data to identify high-performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

The nursing home quality information is available by visiting www.medicare.gov and selecting Compare Nursing Homes in Your Area or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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