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 2019–2020 AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program

May 30: Gold site visit and non-recipient notifications sent
June 4: Bronze notifications and feedback reports
June 27: Silver notifications
August 5: 2020 application packets available online!
August 9: Gold recipients will be announced
August 15: Silver & gold feedback reports
September 19: Quality Award Portal opens
November 7: Intent to apply (ITA) deadline
January 23, 2020: Application & fee deadline

Congratulations to Minnesota's 2019 Quality Award recipients!

SILVER—Achievement in Quality
All Saints Senior Living
Arbor Oaks Senior Living
Birchwood Health Care Center and Arbors
Good Samaritan Society–Waconia
Good Samaritan Society–Westview Acres
Highland Senior Living Community
Lakewood Health System Care Center
Meadow Ponds Assisted Living
Minnehaha Senior Living
The Landmark of Fridley

BRONZE—Commitment to Quality
Arbor Gardens of Eyota
Edgebrook Care Center
Good Samaritan Society—Brandt Ridge
Good Samaritan Society—St. James
Janesville Nursing Home
Karlstad Senior Living & Meadows
Meadow Lane Rehab & Healthcare Center Oakland Park Communities
Park Gardens of Fergus Falls
Prairie Rose Assisted Living
Prairie View Senior Living
Rochester West Health Services
Sterling Park Commons
Stoney River Assisted Living
Temperance Lake Ridge Senior Living
The Legacy of St. Michael
Wabasso Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Woodbury Senior Living
Woodlyn Heights Senior Living


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
Fairway Pines Senior Living, 2016
Galtier, a Villa Center, 2013
Good Samaritan Society—Albert Lea, 2009
Good Samaritan Society—Ambassador, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Heritage Place, 2018
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
St. Benedict's Senior Community, 2011
St. Crispin Living Comm-Care Center, 2017
St. Otto's Care Center, 2018
The Landmark of Fridley, 2019
The Residence at North Ridge, 2018
The Villa at Osseo, 2017
BRONZE—Commitment to Quality

All Saints Senior Living, 2017
Arbor Gardens of Eyota, 2019
Arbor Oaks Senior Living, 2017
Benedictine Court, 2016
Benedictine Living Community of St Peter, 2018
Birchwood Care Home, 2016
Birchwood Senior Living, 2018
Colonial Manor Nursing Home, 2017
Edgebrook Care Center, 2017
Edgebrook Care Center, 2019
Foley Nursing Center, 2018
Fond Du Lac Assisted Living, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Bancroft Creek, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Bethany, 2016
Good Samaritan Society—Blackduck, 2016
Good Samaritan Society—Brandt Ridge, 2019
Good Samaritan Society—Hidden Creek, 2016
Good Samaritan Society—International Falls, 2017
Good Samaritan Society—Inver Grove Heights, 2018
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—Waconia, 2016
Good Samaritan Society—Westbrook, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Windom, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Woodland, 2018
Good Samaritan Society—Battle Lake, 2017
Heritage Pointe Senior Living, 2017
Highland Senior Living Community, 2016
Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center, 2016
Home Front First Assisted Living, 2016
Janesville Nursing Home, 2019
Karlstad Senior Living & Meadows, 2019
Lakewood Health System Care Center, 2016
Maple Lawn Senior Care, 2017
Meadow Lane Rehab & Healthcare Center, 2019
Minnehaha Senior Living, 2016
Oak Terrace Assisted Living of N 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
Pierz Villa, Inc., 2017
Pleasant View Estates, 2016
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
Rochester West Health Services, 2019
Saint Anne of Winona, 2005
SilverCreek on Main, 2018
St. Anthony Health Center, 2018
St. Crisping Living Community the Villa, 2016
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 Estates At Greeley (Stillwater), 2012
The Landmark of Fridley, 2016
The Legacy of Delano, 2013
The Legacy of St. Michael, 2019
The Oaks (Luverne), 2017
The Villa at St. Louis Park, 2017
Touchstone Mental Health New Hope Apart, 2016
Touchstone Mental Health Rising Cedar Ap, 2016
Woodbury Senior Living, 2019
Woodlyn Heights Senior Living, 2019