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At the Hospitals: June 22, 2014

Cedar Hill Health Care Receives Bronze National Quality Award

Windsor — Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award.

The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The program honors long-term care centers across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Last year, the Village at Cedar Hill, an independent and assisted living residence, won the Bronze award. This year, the community’s nursing home won.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Centers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, Cedar Hill may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver Achievement in Quality Award.

Art Class Set for Friday At Respite Program in Lebanon

Lebanon — Quinby McLellan will visit the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Good Day Respite Program in Lebanon Friday to lead an art project with program participants. She plans to make origami mobiles with a variety of materials.

McLellan, who grew up in the Upper Valley, attended Kimball Union Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Bard College. She has taught children’s art classes and volunteered at AVA Gallery for years, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice said in a recent news release. She works at The Woodlands at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, and in the art studio at Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury in Lake Katrine, N.Y. She is pursuing a degree in occupational therapy. For more information, contact Kulli Bloom at 603-526-4077 or kbloom@lakesunapeevna.org.

APD Employees Celebrated During Recognition Week

Lebanon — A celebration set for June 23-27 will thank employees at Alice Peck Day Health Systems.

Recognition Week celebrates the work of APD’s more than 575 employees, including staff members with significant service anniversaries, the hospital said in a recent news release.

Activities planned for the week include a barbecue, an ice cream day, a brownie baking competition, and “dress” days, when staff members are encouraged to dress according to a specific theme, such as blue and white clothing for APD Day.

“This is a chance for us to thank employees for their dedication to our mission at APD,” said Brenda Blair, vice president for human resources and organizational development. “It’s also a chance to recognize employees who have made a longstanding commitment to APD, by celebrating their five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35-year work anniversaries.”

This year, APD will recognize more than 125 employees with five to 35 years of service. Each will receive a pin, and staff members with more than 10 years of experience receive an additional gift.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso