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Five Genesis HealthCare Centers To Be Awarded Prestigious National Award
Date:6/26/2009

Only 26 Centers Receive Award Nationwide

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest long-term care companies, today announced that five of its Centers have been recognized as 2009 recipients of the Step II National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). This year, 215 nursing and assisted living facilities from across the nation applied for the quality award at this level. Genesis Centers received five of the 26 awards given out this year. The Centers will be formally presented the award during AHCA/NCAL's 60th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 4-7, 2009 in Chicago, IL.

Genesis Centers receiving the honor include: Grand Islander Center, Middletown, RI; Harris Hill Center, Concord, NH; Heritage Hall South, Agawam, MA; Kresson View Center, Voorhees, NJ; and

Spa Creek Center, Annapolis, MD.

"We applaud Genesis for being at the forefront of the quality movement," stated Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. "Being judged to be worthy of this quality award demonstrates a commitment to a rigorous journey of continuous improvement and a high level of sustainable performance."

Applicants for the Step II level award have previously received the Step I level award. At the Step II level, the applicants provide a comprehensive description of the systematic approaches they use to continuously improve their customer-focused quality management system. Step II recipients may now move forward to apply for the Step III award which requires them to address the Baldrige Program's Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence.

"We are pleased that the staff at each Genesis Center has achieved this very significant milestone in their journey to achieve performance excellence," stated Bernie Dana, Chair, AHCA/NCA
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