Windsor — Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award.

The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The program honors long-term care centers across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Last year, the Village at Cedar Hill, an independent and assisted living residence, won the Bronze award. This year, the community’s nursing home won.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Cedar Hill may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver Achievement in Quality Award.

Originally posted in the Valley News –  6-22-2014