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Eight Windsor Facilities Awarded AHCA/NCAL 2018 Bronze National Quality Award

June 5th, 2018

A record 8 Windsor facilities receive the 2018 Bronze - Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). ​​June 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Eight Windsor skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation centers throughout California and Arizona announced today that they have received the 2018 Bronze - Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Implemented in 1996, the National Quality Award Program was created to recognize long-term care and post-acute providers across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to providing and improving the quality of care for their residents. “We congratulate this year’s Bronze award recipients and look forward to offering continued support and guidance on their journey to improve quality care,” said AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “The dedication and focus on quality that each organization has shown garners recognition. It will serve their patients and residents well.” The eight Windsor facilities that received the award are:

  1. Maryland Gardens Assisted Living
  2. Windsor Post-Acute Care Center of Modesto
  3. Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of San Diego
  4. Windsor Country Drive  Care Center
  5. Windsor Manor Rehabilitation Center of Concord
  6. Windsor Park Care Center of Fremont
  7. Windsor Post-Acute Care center of Hayward
  8. Windsor The Ridge Rehabilitation Center
The award program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with fundamental performance elements such as vision and mission statements and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. As recipients of this year’s Bronze award, each facility can now advance to meet the criteria required for the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award.

Windsor El Camino Care Center Achieves CMS 5-Star Rating

May 2nd, 2018

Windsor El Camino Care Center, a 178-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Carmichael, California, announced today it has been awarded a 5-Star overall rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes and navigate the intricacies of choosing the appropriate facility for their family member. Nursing homes are assigned an overall star rating between one and five stars by CMS and specific ratings in each of the following three areas:

  1. Health inspections (state conducted inspections of food preparation, infection control, medication management, residents’ rights and quality of life, and proper skin care);
  2. Nurse staffing (average number of nursing care minutes patients receive daily); and
  3. Medical quality measures (self-reported and claims-based medical data for the latest four calendar quarters).
“We are thrilled to be distinguished as a 5-Star center”, says Jeff Barbieri, Windsor El Camino’s Administrator. “Each team member within our center contributes greatly to provide an exceptional experience for our patients and their families. This achievement is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of our 5-Star staff.”  

Bridget Geist, DON at Windsor Petaluma Care Center, recognized as a Top Nurse by the International Nurses Association.

March 26th, 2018

Bridget Geist, the Director of Nursing at Windsor Petaluma Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Petaluma, CA, was recently recognized by the International Nurses Association (INA) as a Top Nurse in Petaluma for 2018. The INA highlights and profiles the world’s top nurses. The Association was established to recognize nurses that have demonstrated success and leadership in the nursing profession. Additionally, it is a resource to network, collaborate and share information with other medical professionals from around the world. “To be recognized as the top nurse in Petaluma by the INA is a great honor. I was completely taken by surprise!” says Geist. “I have lived and worked in Petaluma for many years and to be considered a nurse that has demonstrated success and leadership, knowing the caliber of nurses that are practicing their profession here, is beyond words.” As a recipient of the honor, Geist’s biography will appear in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, recognizing healthcare providers of excellence. A full color page in the Nursing Section is devoted to members of the INA which highlights their achievements, education and specialties. About Windsor Petaluma Care Center: Windsor Petaluma Care Center is a member of the Windsor family of healthcare centers. Windsor is a provider of short-term and long-term healthcare, and rehabilitation services throughout California and Arizona. These centers employ professionals that provide nursing, therapeutic, sub-acute and rehabilitation care to over 4,000 patients daily.