Health Care Center Recognized with Quality Improvement Award

Suzanne Huber, Director of Health Care and Steve Fuller, CEO

Sept. 30, 2019 – The ARC Health Care Center has received the TMF Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award for 2018. Sponsored by TMF Health Quality Institute, the award formally recognizes nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that undertake quality improvement initiatives to enhance outcomes in resident care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures over a 12-month time frame.

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, 575 have received awards for reaching quality improvement goals. The TMF Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award honors facilities that have improved their performance on these specific national quality measures:

  • Achieve a score of 6 or better on the Nursing Home Quality Composite Measure on one out of four quarters of the data reporting period.
  • Decrease unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications by a 15-percent relative improvement rate from baseline to re-measurement period or an absolute rate of 12 percent or lower.
  • Achieve an 18-percent relative improvement from baseline to re-measurement period for readmissions or an absolute readmissions rate of 9 percent or lower.

“We are proud to have achieved this recognition. Our success illustrates our commitment to resident safety and to delivering quality health care,” said Suzanne Huber, Director of Health Care. “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 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 the Army Residence Community for their commitment to improving the health of residents and the efficiency of health care.”

 “I congratulate all of the team members whose hard worked helped us achieve this outstanding level of quality performance,” said Steve Fuller, Army Residence Community CEO.