National Quality Awards

Invest in your organization’s future today.


The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that evaluates an organization’s capabilities against nationally recognized standards for excellence. The three-level program is the most comprehensive and cost-effective performance assessment available to long-term and post-acute care providers. Each progressive award levels— Bronze – Commitment to Quality, Silver – Achievement in Quality, and Gold – Excellence in Quality, requires a more detailed demonstration of superior performance. Providers are nationally recognized for achieving each award level and eventually join the ranks of the best in long-term care.


What is the value of the Program?


An outside perspective. Trained experts spend over 100 hours reviewing each application.


Learning from the feedback. Each applicant receives an objective written assessment of its strengths and opportunities for improvement based on an examination of the award application against the nationally recognized Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.


Team building. Pursuing a common goal motivates staff, resulting in energized improvement efforts.


Becoming stronger and more resilient. Anticipate, prepare for, and recover from disasters, emergencies, and other disruptions by working through the rigorous application process, resulting in an enhanced workforce, customer engagement, organizational productivity, and community well-being during times of change.


A focus on results. Organizations determine the most critical areas to measure, create value for key stakeholders, and improve performance in customer engagement, process performance, and health care outcomes. AHCA/NCAL’s Fast Facts resource assists with determining the best result process for long term care centers.


Recognition and pride. External acknowledgment of high-performing centers is the perfect information to share with your hospitals, stakeholders, and referral providers.

Gold Awards

Past ND Gold Award Winners

2004 Benedictine Living Community-Dickinson

Silver Awards

Active ND Silver Award Winners

Valley Senior Living on Columbia
Woodside Village

Bronze Awards

Active ND Bronze Award Winners

Aneta Parkview Health Center Aneta
Ashley Medical Center & Nursing Home Ashley
Baptist Health & Rehab Bismarck
Benedictine Living Community – Bismarck Bismarck
Benedictine Living Community – Ellendale Ellendale
Benedictine Living Community – Garrison Garrison
Benedictine Living Community of LaMoure, St. Rose Lamoure
Benedictine Living Community/St. Catherines Wahpeton
Bethany Gables Fargo
Good Samaritan Society – Arthur Arthur
Good Samaritan Society – Lakota Lakota
Good Samaritan Society – Miller Pointe Mandan
Good Samaritan Society – Oakes Oakes
Good Samaritan Society – Park River Park River
Griggs County Care Center Cooperstown
Hill Top Home of Comfort Killdeer
Northwood Deaconess Health Center Northwood
Parkside Lutheran Home Lisbon
Pembilier Nursing Center Walhalla
Sheyenne Crossings Care Center/TCU West Fargo
SMP Health – Ave Maria Jamestown
SMP Health – St. Raphael Valley City
St Aloisius Medical Center Harvey
Wedgewood Manor Cavalier
Wentz Living Center Napoleon
Bethany Towers Fargo
Dakota Alpha Mandan
Eventide Fargo Fargo
Eventide Jamestown Jamestown
Good Samaritan Society – Fargo Fargo
Marian Manor HealthCare Center Glen Ullin
Richardton Health Center Richardton
Sanford Health Hillsboro Care Center Hillsboro
SMP Health – St. Catherine North Fargo
SMP Health – St. Catherine South Fargo
St Luke’s Home Dickinson
St. Gerard’s Community of Care Hankinson
Strasburg Care Center Strasburg
Trinity Homes Minot