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County’s Edgemoor Facility Earns National Recognition

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The County Health and Human Services Agency’s Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility has earned national recognition for providing top-quality treatment and services. The facility received the 2017 Gold Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.

Edgemoor, which offers long-term care for patients with complex medical needs, joins a group of 31 long-term and post-acute care providers that have earned this recognition since the inception of the National Quality Award Program in 1996.

“Edgemoor continues to be a leader in providing the highest level of care to seriously ill and injured adult patients who require long-term care,” said Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, County Board of Supervisors. “We are proud to be a recognized leader in the field of providing long-term care.”

Organizations are judged based on criteria established by the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and consider factors such as leadership, strategic planning, customer and workforce focus, and operations.

“The Gold Excellence in Quality Award validates our commitment to continually working for improved outcomes and quality of life for our Edgemoor patients,” said Nick Macchione, director of the Health and Human Services Agency. “This is years in the making, and it reflects a shared vision and commitment from our entire Edgemoor team.”

Edgemoor patients receive 24-hour skilled nursing care, physical rehabilitation, as well as recreational, occupational and speech therapy. Patients at the 192-bed facility have require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.

The commitment to quality care and continuous improvement supports Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision to improve the health and safety of residents.

“This award is a tremendous honor,” said Edgemoor Administrator Walter Hekimian. “I am proud that the commitment of our staff is being recognized by our peers on a national level, but even more proud that our patients are truly the ones benefiting from this achievement.”

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact