AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Program

Quality Awards

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and has three progressive step levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities must achieve an award at each level to progress to the next.

Key Dates for 2021 AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program

August 12: 2021 application packets available online!
September 17: Quality Award Portal opens
November 12: Intent to apply (ITA) deadline
January 28, 2021: Application & fee deadline

Congratulations to Minnesota's 2020 Quality Award recipients!

SILVER—Achievement in Quality
Good Samaritan Society–Pine River
Pierz Villa
Sterling Pointe Senior Living
BRONZE—Commitment to Quality
Cedars at St. Louis Park, a Villa Center
Cornerstone Nursing & Rehab Center
Fairway Pines Senior Living
Galtier, a Villa Center
Glenwood Estates
Good Samaritan Society–Bethany
Good Samaritan Society–Howard Lake
Good Samaritan Society–Jackson
Good Samaritan Society–Luverne
Home Front First Assisted Living–Rosewood
Lakewood Manor
Lakewood Pines
McIntosh Senior Living
New Perspective Senior Living of Faribau
Park River Estates Care Center
Polar Ridge Senior Living
Robbinsdale, a Villa Center
Rose of Sharon, a Villa Center
The Legacy of St. Anthony
The Lodge of Howard Lake
Valley Care and Rehab


Minnesota's active quality award recipients

SILVER—Achievement in Quality

All Saints Senior Living, 2019
Andrew Residence, 2000
Arbor Oaks Senior Living, 2019
Birchwood Health Care Center and Arbors, 2019
Chandler Place, 2013
Country View Senior Living Community, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Albert Lea, 2009
Good Samaritan Society—Ambassador, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Heritage Place, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Pine River, 2020
Good Samaritan Society—Specialty Care, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Waconia, 2019
Highland Senior Living Community, 2019

Koda Living Community, 2017
Lakewood Health System Care Center, 2019
Meadow Ponds Assisted Living, 2019
Minnehaha Senior Living, 2019
Minnesota Masonic Home Care Center, 2017
Pierz Villa, 2020
St. Crispin Living Comm-Care Center, 2017
St. Otto's Care Center, 2018
Sterling Pointe Senior Living, 2020
The Landmark of Fridley, 2019
The Residence at North Ridge, 2018
The Villa at Osseo, 2017
BRONZE—Commitment to Quality

Arbor Gardens of Eyota, 2019
Benedictine Living Community of St Peter, 2018
Birchwood Care Home, 2016
Birchwood Senior Living (SNF & AL), 2018
Cedars at St. Louis Park, a Villa Center, 2020
Colonial Manor Nursing Home, 2017
Cornerstone Nursing & Rehab Center, 2020
Edgebrook Care Center (AL), 2017
Edgebrook Care Center (SNF), 2019
Fairway Pines Senior Living, 2020
Foley Nursing Center, 2018
Fond Du Lac Assisted Living, 2018
Galtier, a Villa Center, 2020
Glenwood Estates, 2020
Good Samaritan Society—Bancroft Creek, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Battle Lake, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Bethany, 2020
Good Samaritan Society—Brandt Ridge, 2019
Good Samaritan Society—Hidden Creek, 2016
Good Samaritan Society—Howard Lake, 2020
Good Samaritan Society—International Falls, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Inver Grove Heights, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Jackson, 2020
Good Samaritan Society–Luverne, 2020
Good Samaritan Society—Maplewood, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Mountain Lake, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Pine River, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Pipestone, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—St. James, 2019
Good Samaritan Society—Stillwater, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Westbrook, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Windom, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Woodland, 2018
Heritage Pointe Senior Living, 2017
Home Front First Assisted Living–Rosewood, 2020
Janesville Nursing Home, 2019
Karlstad Senior Living & Meadows, 2019
Lakewood Manor, 2020
Lakewood Pines, 2020
Maple Lawn Senior Care, 2017
McIntosh Senior Living, 2020
Meadow Lane Rehab & Healthcare Center, 2019
New Perspective Senior Living of Faribault, 2020
Oak Terrace Assisted Living of North Mankato, 2018
Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Jordan, 2018
Oak Terrace Senior Housing of LeSueur, 2018
Oakland Park Communities, 2019
Old Main Village, 2017
Park Gardens of Fergus Falls, 2019
Park River Estates Care Center, 2020
Polar Ridge Senior Living, 2020
Poplar Creek Estates, 2017
Prairie Rose Assisted Living, 2019
Prairie View Senior Living, 2019
Providence Place, 2018
Ridge View Estates, 2018
Riverside Assisted Living of Pillager, 2018
Robbinsdale, a Villa Center, 2020
Rochester West Health Services, 2019
Rose of Sharon, a Villa Center, 2020
SilverCreek on Main, 2018
St. Anthony Health Center, 2018
Sterling Park Commons, 2019
Sterling Pointe Senior Living LLC, 2017
Stoney River Assisted Living, 2019
Sugar Loaf Senior Living, 2017
Sunrise of Edina, 2017
Sunrise of Golden Valley, 2017
Sunrise of Minnetonka, 2017
Sunrise of Roseville, 2017
Temperance Lake Ridge Senior Living, 2019
The Legacy of Delano, 2013
The Legacy of St. Anthony, 2020
The Legacy of St. Michael, 2019
The Lodge of Howard Lake, 2020
The Oaks (Luverne), 2017
The Villa at St. Louis Park, 2017
Valley Care & Rehab, 2020
Wabasso Rehab & Healthcare Center, 2019
Woodbury Senior Living, 2019
Woodlyn Heights Senior Living, 2019