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The Commons on Marice Receives Silver National Quality Award

Minnesota community recognized by national program for best practices in quality care.

EAGAN, Minn. (Jul. 3, 2013) — The Commons on Marice has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  The competitive award program highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

“To earn an award at this level requires the unwavering commitment of each individual in a facility,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “The Commons on Marice deserves the Silver Quality Award for its accomplishments, and I congratulate each and every person that helped in this constant journey of improving quality care.”

In an indication of a strengthening commitment to quality care in skilled nursing and post-acute care centers, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program saw success rates of applicants for the Silver award increase from 17 percent to 20 percent.  The Commons on Marice was one of 59 facilities nationwide and one of three facilities in the state of Minnesota to receive the Silver-level award this year.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level and must receive an award at each level before proceeding to the next.  As a recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Qualityaward, The Commons on Marice has demonstrated systematic advancements in quality, plans for continual improvement and sustainable organizational goals.  The Commons on Marice may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality award, which requires them to address the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence in its entirety.

The award will be presented to The Commons on Marice during AHCA/NCAL’s 64th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 6-9, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz.


The Commons on Marice, a senior living community located at 1380 Marice Drive in Eagan, Minn., offers independent and assisted living, memory care, respite care, and care suites to seniors in the area. The Commons on Marice is part of Intergenerational Living & Health Care, a 501(c)(3) that focuses on bringing older adults and children together for life enriching experiences. The Goodman Group manages this Platinum Service® community. For more information, please call 651-688-9999 or visit www.commonsonmarice.org.

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