The Schuylkill Center in Pottsville has something to brag about. Last week, it received the state’s second annual “Awards for Excellence in Health Care Compliance” from Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Michael Wolf.
In addition to the Schuylkill Center, the Pennsylvania Hospital Skill Care Center in Philadelphia also won the award.
In a press release, Wolf said, “When we developed this award last year, our goal was to improve our interaction with healthcare facilities by providing something we were lacking — positive reinforcement. We are honored to be able to highlight some of our own strengths in the commonwealth as this award demonstrates the commitment and dedication of facilities to deliver safe, top-quality healthcare to some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens.”
The criteria needed to receive the award was no small feat: facilities were required to have no state citations over the last three calendar years based on annual health survey inspections. All department-licensed nursing homes were eligible for the award.
The Schuylkill Center’s Nursing Home Administration John Gregis said, “I am honored to receive this award and proud of the incredible effort our team at the center has made to achieve a deficiency-free survey for six consecutive years. This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of each and every employee who provides quality care and services to the patients and residents of this center.”
We applaud the hard work and dedication of the administration and staff of the Schuylkill Center for winning the award and ensuring that the elderly of our county receive the care and treatment they deserve.