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NHCA Centers Recognized for Improving Quality of Long-Term Care

AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program National Health Care Associates (NHCA), a leading provider of long-term care and rehabilitation in the northeast is delighted to announce that American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recognized its centers as top performers in their Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

The following centers accomplished all four national goals, including safe reduction in hospital readmissions, heightened customer satisfaction, safe reduction in off-label use of antipsychotics, and improved functional outcomes:


  • Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  • Newton Wellesley Center For Alzheimer’s Care
  • Sachem Center For Health & Rehabilitation

New Hampshire

  • Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation

New York

  • Huntington Hills Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  • The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation


  • Norway Center For Health & Rehabilitation
  • Eastside Center For Health & Rehabilitation
  • Westgate Center For Rehab & Alzheimer’s Care

This distinction is a testament to our commitment to providing quality care to the patients we serve,” said Marvin Ostreicher, president of National Health Care Associates. “We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to improved care and clinical outcomes.”

AHCA/NCAL honors member skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities for their work in achieving its Quality Initiative goals.

“This achievement represents progress on important quality measures that will positively impact the lives of residents,” said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud these organizations for their hard work and dedication to this significant quality improvement effort.”

Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the Quality Initiative serves as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotics, and customer satisfaction.