2018 National Bronze Quality Award Application Workshop

2018 National Bronze Quality Award Application Workshop
If your organization has thought about participating in the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program, this is your opportunity to complete your Bronze application from beginning to end in one day.

 Almost 100% of organizations that participated in Care Providers of Minnesota’s previous workshop—and submitted an application—received a Bronze Quality Award.

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The Bronze Award—Commitment to Quality is the first level in your quality journey. The goal of this award is to provide applicants with the tools and resources they need to achieve performance improvement. In this workshop, you will complete a Bronze Award application and learn how to use the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program to support future Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements (skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities) and current Quality Management requirements (home care).

Who should attend?
Skilled nursing facility/nursing facility, assisted living, and campus setting members. It is suggested (but not required) that two or more attendees from each organization attend the workshop. Ideal attendees:
  • Administrator/Manager
  • Director of Nursing/Home Health Services
  • Admissions Coordinator/Leasing or Sales Representative

Paul Grizzell Care Providers of Minnesota is delighted to once again partner with Paul Grizzell, President and Baldrige Coach of Core Values Partners, to present the Bronze Award Workshop. Paul was the facilitator at our very successful Bronze and Silver workshops in 2016 and 2017.

Paul’s business provides consulting services to organizations using the Baldrige Criteria—helping write applications and, in the process, helping organizations identify strengths and address opportunities for improvement. His mission statement is: “...helping organizations focus, align, and accelerate their performance excellence efforts through effective use of the Baldrige Criteria.”
Watch Paul's video hereWatch Paul's short video, where he explains some of the benefits of registering for the workshop and applying for a Bronze Award.

Learn more about Paul in the event brochure.

Participants will also benefit from qualified AHCA/NCAL Quality Award examiners who will assist with Bronze applications.

Workshop objectives
  • Become knowledgeable about the AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award process.
  • Understand the technical requirements and policies of the Bronze Quality Award process and what examiners are looking for in applications.
  • Write the draft of your organization’s Bronze Quality Award application. 

Who can apply for the award?
Please review the eligibility requirements in the event brochure to ensure you are eligible to apply.

Care Providers of Minnesota has a room block at the Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport South [website | map] for $99 per room, per night. Please reserve your accommodations early and mention Care Providers of Minnesota to receive this rate. Call Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport South at 952-884-8211. Note: Cut-off date for this block is December 25, 2018. The hotel will shuttle guests to and from Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, however we will need to know who needs this service by December 11, 2017.

More information
For more information about the workshop, including pre-work to complete, what to bring, cancellation policy, accommodations, and more, view the event brochure.

DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
WHERE: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437 [map]
TIME: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM (8:00 AM check-in)
CEUs: Care Providers of Minnesota will apply for 6.75 clock hours and 8.1 contact hours
CODE: MN18-91819
COST: $125 per member participant; $80 for each additional member participant from same organization. Registration fees include course materials, CEUs, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
In order to be eligible for the reduced registration fees, all attendees must be from the same skilled nursing facility/nursing facility/assisted living/home care/housing with services provider, and one person from organization must be fully registered.
There are three ways to register:
  1. Online on this page
    Login required to register. Don't have login information? Request a login or contact Cicci (952-851-2498).
  2. Mail or fax paper form
  3. Call Cara Tuenge at 952-851-2494 or 800-462-0024

1/9/2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center 11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington 55437
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