National Gold Quality Award workshop series

National Gold Quality Award workshop series
Preparing an application for a Gold AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award is a big step up from the Silver Award application. From 2011 to 2021, there have been 33 Gold Award Recipients. This workshop helps identify and prevent the five most common reasons for not earning a site visit. Mastering the performance excellence fundamentals, creating your application plans, and refining your application skills will give you a head start on your 2023 Gold Award Application.

The final step in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is the Gold–Excellence in Quality Award. Recipients of the Gold Award are considered the best of the best in the profession. At the Gold Award level, applicants must show superior performance in areas of the criteria including leadership, strategic planning, and customer and staff satisfaction. By completing the Gold level criteria, organizations take their quality journey to a higher level through the valuable feedback received in the application process and thereby reaching organizational goals. Gold applicants address the Baldrige Excellence Framework in its entirety.
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Suggested participants for this workshop are administrators or executive directors and directors of nursing, admission coordinators, along with other leadership team members—including owners. A team approach is the most effective method to develop your application in a manner that makes it your “management document” and not just an award application.

Do you know the status of your current quality award? Is your facility an “active” award recipient or a “past” recipient? Take a look at the year you received your current award and compare it to the national quality award program renewal policy. Once you know your renewal status, you will be able to determine if you want to move “up”, renew at the same level, or start the process all over. You can learn more about the national quality award program here
This program has been submitted by the Michigan Health Care Association (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 18 total continuing education hours from NAB/NCERS. If approved, CEs from NAB are accepted by BELTSS for both nursing home administrators and licensed assisted living director. CEs will not come from, or be tracked by, Care Providers of Minnesota.
  • Describe the gold criteria and scoring guidelines
  • Plan the application preparation project
  • Master skills for presenting results
  • Master skills for describing processes
  • Describe systematic evaluation and improvement
  • Plan for writing and reviewing the first draft of your application
  • Review your Silver application and have a copy with you if that is your last application
  • If you have previously applied for the Gold, please send your application and your feedback report to the faculty and bring copies to class
  • Review the eligibility requirements in the 2023 Gold Criteria and Application document to ensure you are eligible to apply
  • Bring a copy of the 2023 Gold Achievement in Quality Award Application & Criteria
  • Purchase and bring a copy of the 2022-2023 Baldrige Excellence Framework for Health Care
Find these resources HERE.
  • Registration is limited to Care Providers of Minnesota members
  • Registration is non-refundable; however substitutions are allowed by the end of business on Thursday, July 28
  • Registration for a facility includes up to 2 participants; if you would like to request additional participants, please contact Care Providers of Minnesota directly
  • Participation in this workshop does NOT guarantee award/renewal receipt by AHCA/NCAL

Participation in all sessions is required. Participants will be required to participate on video and audio.
This workshop will be held virtually, from 1:00–4:00 PM CT, on Zoom on the following dates:
  • August 2
  • August 9
  • August 17
  • August 23
  • August 30
  • September 20
Each individual must register. The cost of registration is $250. You will receive an immediate confirmation upon successful registration. There are three ways to register:
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  2. Mail or fax paper form
  3. Call Loni Lagro at 952-851-2494 or 800-462-0024
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