Eagan senior living community receives award

The Commons on Marice in Eagan has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession.

The award is one of three distinct awards through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The competitive award program highlights facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long-term care.

The Commons on Marice was one of 59 facilities nationwide and one of three facilities in Minnesota to receive the Silver-level award this year.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next.

As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality award, The Commons on Marice has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement and sustainable organizational goals.

The Commons on Marice may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality award, which requires the facility to address the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence in its entirety.

The award will be presented to The Commons on Marice during AHCA/NCAL’s 64th Annual Convention and Exposition Oct. 6-9 in Phoenix, Ariz.