Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing patients’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for patient choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet patient needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

“This accreditation signifies that Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center is committed to continuously improving the care that they provide based on feedback from patient and families,” says Dr. Andrew Kramer, Providigm CEO, and international expert on measuring quality of patient care. “We congratulate Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our patients.”

Unlike other such rating systems, the Providigm QAPI Accreditation is based on actions that Nursing Centers take to identify and correct quality problems.  The methodology of QAPI is widely used in various health care settings, and is becoming a major focus of Nursing Home Regulation.

“We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Katie Berzowski, CEO and Administrator at Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center. “We take quality seriously. We strive to give our patients the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.”