AAH Recognized for Exemplary Performance in Health Care Transformation
The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC) has recognized Appleton Area Health - Clinic for exemplary performance in health care transformation.
This award is given to facilities that have focused on wellness activities and quality of care to improve the health and wellness of their patient population. AAH was recognized for their exceptional performance in preventative care, mental health care, follow-up care post-hospitalization, and patient satisfaction survey results.
Preventative care activities include; increasing Annual Wellness Visits, vaccinations, and preventative screenings, as well as follow-up care for patients with chronic conditions and post-hospitalization care.
AAH integrated primary care and behavioral health services in 2019, resulting in increased access to mental health care, and increased screening to identify mental health needs.
Lastly, AAH patient satisfaction scores showed that 97% of patients would recommend the AAH Clinic to family and friends.
“AAH is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients and we are proud to have received this award. This is a testament of the exceptional care that our providers and our nursing staff provide. We will continue to strive to be a leader in quality healthcare,” stated Lori Andreas, CEO.
Appleton Area Health Makes Commitment Toward Quality Improvement for Care Center Residents
Appleton Area Health has enrolled with Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) to participate in the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative. Together, and along with other nursing home facilities, they will work to improve health outcomes for their residents by working to meet goals established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Over the next five years, Superior Health, Appleton Area Health and nearly 900 other nursing homes will work together to improve nursing home quality, decrease opioid misuse and improve behavioral health, increase patient safety and improve care transition quality.
By joining this initiative, Appleton Area Health demonstrates a commitment to continued improvement in the quality of health and health care for the residents they serve. To learn more about Superior Health’s Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative visit http://superiorhealthqa.org/nursinghome
Care Center achieves 5 Star Rating
Appleton Area Health - Care Center has achieved a 5-star rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The areas that make up the rating include the annual health inspection survey, review of appropriate staffing levels, and quality of care.
This recognition speaks to the great care that is being provided at our Care Center.