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Schuylkill County Nursing Home Receives Compliance Award

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced recently that Schuylkill Center along with three other nursing facilities received the state’s new “Award for Excellence in Health Care Compliance.”
According to Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli N. Avila the department believes it is important to inform the public of those facilities that go above and beyond the rest in hopes of inspiring other nursing homes to strive to earn the award in the future.
Foulkeways at Gwynedd, and The Meadows at Shannondale, Audubon, both in Montgomery County; and Pennsylvania Hospital Skilled Care Center, Philadelphia, were also honored.
According to a news release, the Department of Health’s Division of Nursing Care Facilities is responsible for the licensing and oversight of 713 nursing homes statewide. The division conducts approximately 5,000 inspections annually, including licensure and certification surveys, follow-up surveys and complaint investigations.
All nursing homes in Pennsylvania were eligible for the award, and did not need to apply for consideration.
Facilities had to show no state citations over the last three calendar years based on annual health survey inspections. The four selected facilities met that criteria and will be presented the award at their facilities in the coming months.
The announcement of the “Award for Excellence in Health Care Compliance” is in recognition of the American Health Care Association’s National Nursing Home Week.