For Immediate Release - April 12, 2016
Contact: Christopher Laxton, CAE
Executive Director, 410-992-3101

Columbia, MD — The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presented its 2016 quality improvement awards during AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine - 2016, the annual meeting of the Society, in Orlando, Florida, on March 19, 2016. Foundation Board Chair Paul Katz, MD, CMD, presented the Foundation’s Quality Improvement and Health Outcome Award (QIHO). Introduced in 2012, the QIHO awards are designed to recognize programs implemented by medical directors and care teams that have demonstrated quality improvement and enhanced quality of life for their long-term care facility residents. Each awardee presented their program at a session during AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine – 2016 in Orlando, FL.

Foundation Chair, Dr. Paul Katz emphasized the importance of recognizing quality improvement initiatives. He said, “Your Foundation has as a central goal helping you enrich the lives of the residents and facilities you serve. Quality improvement is an essential component of this.”

He went on to announce recipients of the 2016 Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes Awards. Dr. Katz presented awards to:

  • Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Emerson, NJ for "Resolving Polypharmacy in a Long Term Care Setting Using an Evidence-Based, Inter-Disciplinary Approach"
  • Eno Pointe Assisted Living, Durham, NC for "Connecting Residents with Dementia to their Autobiographic Soundtrack with Personalized Music"
  • Park Manor Nursing Home LLC, Park Falls, WI for "FINDING PNEUMO: Antibiotic Stewardship Principles Used in a QAPI Project to Decrease Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Tract Infection in a Long Term Care Facility in Northern Wisconsin-A Case Study"
  • Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home - Health and Hospital Corporation City of New York, Staten Island, NY, "Achieving Positive Clinical Outcomes by Minimizing Hypoglycemic Episodes Associated with "Anti-Diabetic Agents"

The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is an independent not-for-profit organization. The Foundation's mission is: “The Foundation advances the quality of life for persons in post-acute/long-term care (PA/LTC) through inspiring, educating and recognizing future and current health care professionals." Visit the Foundation at www.amdafoundation.org.