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Louisiana Nursing Facilities Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Care

Louisiana facilities ranked second in the nation for receiving the most Silver – Achievement in Quality Awards in 2019

The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) announced that 29 nursing facilities and assisted living facilities earned national quality awards for their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program has three consecutive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold; providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level.

In 2019, Louisiana ranked second in the nation for receiving the most Silver – Achievement in Quality Awards for long-term care quality. Eleven Louisiana nursing facilities and two assisted living facilities in Louisiana earned the 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. Only one other state outperformed Louisiana in earning the most silver awards in this national awards competition.

Also this year, 16 Louisiana nursing facilities earned the 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award receiving national honors for their dedication to improving quality care.

“I am proud of the 29 member facilities for their commitment to providing the highest quality care to their residents,” said Mark Berger, executive director of LNHA. “Receiving a bronze or silver award is an incredible recognition of a facility’s unwavering focus on continuous quality improvement which ultimately improves the overall health outcomes of the residents they serve. These member nursing facilities are incredibly deserving of this award and I commend each nursing facility’s staff and leadership for their hard work and dedication.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

13 Louisiana nursing facility recipients earned the distinguished Silver – Achievement in Quality Award, earning them the ability to apply for the Gold award next year:

  • Columns Community Care Center (The), Jonesville
  • Cypress Point Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Bossier City
  • Golden Age Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Denham Springs
  • Harmony House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Shreveport
  • Marrero Healthcare Center, Marrero
  • Patterson Healthcare Center, Patterson
  • Pierremont Healthcare Center, Shreveport
  • Plantation Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center, Wisner
  • Resthaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lake Charles
  • Southern Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Shreveport
  • Sunrise at Siegen, Baton Rouge
  • Sunrise of Metairie, Metairie
  • Thibodaux Healthcare Center, Thibodaux

16 Louisiana nursing facility recipients earned the distinguished Bronze– Commitment to Quality Award, earning them the ability to apply for the Silver award next year:

  • Audubon Health and Rehab, Thibodaux
  • Baton Rouge Health Care Center, Baton Rouge
  • Capital Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Baton Rouge
  • Care Center (The), Baton Rouge
  • Chateau D’Ville Rehab & Retirement, Donaldsonville
  • Chateau Living Center, Kenner
  • Forest Manor of Covington, Covington
  • Harvest Manor Nursing Home, Denham Springs
  • Heritage Manor of Opelousas, Opelousas
  • Heritage Manor Slidell, Slidell
  • Heritage Manor West, Shreveport
  • New Iberia Manor South, New Iberia
  • Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, New Orleans
  • Pointe Coupee Healthcare, New Roads
  • Senior Village Nursing Home, Opelousas
  • Woodlands Healthcare Center (The), Leesville

A full list of the recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website here. Award recipients may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award or Gold – Excellence in Quality Award level criteria. These awards were presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, FL on October 13-16, 2019.


About Louisiana Nursing Home Association
The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 250-member nursing facilities and assisted living facilities that care for more than 25,000 of Louisiana’s elderly and disabled individuals each day. On behalf of its members, LNHA advocates for providing quality care and nurturing environments to Louisiana’s frail and elderly. For more information about LNHA, visit our website at

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,600 nonprofit and proprietary skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit or

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