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Stonerise Princeton Earns National Award in Quality Care

By Stonerise

PRINCETON, W.Va. (June 30, 2021) – Stonerise Princeton has been recognized as a 2021 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for patients in long term and post-acute care.

Stonerise Princeton is the only organization in West Virginia to be recognized with the Silver award, and one of only 64 providers nationwide. Having previously achieved the Bronze Quality Award, Stonerise Princeton continued on the intense evaluation process to reach the Silver award.

“As an organization committed to providing quality care, we are extremely proud and excited to be recognized as a 2021 Silver award,” said Larry Pack, Chief Executive Officer of Stonerise. “Stonerise Princeton is the only recipient in the State of West Virginia to be recognized with the Silver distinction for skilled nursing and assisted living which is a true affirmation of the team’s commitment to excellence and quality on behalf of all those we serve.”

Stonerise Princeton is a 4-star, 80-bed transitional care center in Princeton, West Virginia, that serves short- and long-term patients in Mercer County and the surrounding region. It also offers assisted living.

Created by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve quality of life and care of long-term care patients and team members. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve organizational performance and health care outcomes.

“Reaching the Silver Award level successfully while also compassionately and heroically protecting and caring for residents during a pandemic is remarkable,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Tammy Kelly. “I applaud the resiliency and dedication of Stonerise Princeton for continuing their quality improvement journey and for this outstanding achievement.”

“Our team members have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to championing the lives of their patients, and we are proud to celebrate this achievement, especially as the only center in West Virginia to receive this award,” said Kourtney Pennington, Stonerise Princeton administrator.

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 72nd Convention & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland right outside Washington, DC which will be held from October 10-13, 2021.

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About Stonerise: Founded in 2009, Stonerise offers innovative healthcare solutions to get patients throughout West Virginia and beyond back to health and back to life. The Stonerise Network is a network of transitional support made up of 3,000+ team members. We provide an essential and broad range of care services to 2,000+ patients in West Virginia and southeast Ohio including transitional and skilled nursing care centers, therapy, home health care, and hospice. Stonerise clinicians meet patients and their loved ones wherever they may be on their care journey and assist them in getting back to health and back to life.

About AHCA/NCAL: The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.