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n Local Nursing Home Receives TMF Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award

Friona, Texas – Prairie Acres has received the Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute. The TMF Quality Improvement Award program recognizes facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in resident care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures.
The TMF Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award program is based on achievements in 2018. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities were evaluated based on quality measure data they reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Out of nearly 2,500 nursing homes and facilities in the four-state region, Prairie Acres received this award for reaching quality improvement goals.
“We are proud to have achieved this recognition. Prairie Acres’ success illustrates their commitment to resident safety and to delivering quality health care,” said Chantelle Julian, LTCM Regional Operations Manager. “It was a significant amount of work, but well worth it because it was the right thing to do for our residents.”
“TMF is proud to recognize these nursing homes and facilities for promoting quality improvement activities and their senior management for promoting a quality culture,” said Tom Manley, CEO of TMF Health Quality Institute. “Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process, and we thank Prairie Acres for their commitment to improving the health of residents and the efficiency of health care.”
“Proven standards of care can save lives,” said Amy Skiles, Interim Administrator. “We will continue to enhance our quality improvement efforts through our collaboration with partners and with TMF Health Quality Institute to ensure that every resident gets the right care at the right time, every time.” We will continue to fulfill our mission: “Every Resident, Every Family, Every Time”.
The TMF Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award honors facilities that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. A special thank you to Tricia Rocha, Director of Nursing, Sandra Padilla, RN, and Kathy Borchers, Business Office Manager for their dedication and undying service to the residents and family members of Prairie Acres.

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