Foley, MN – Foley Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long-term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“We are proud to be honored for our commitment to improving quality,” said Robyn Rakke, Director of Nursing of Foley Nursing Center. “Working together to reach this milestone has made our team even better. We will not stop improving.”

The National Quality Award Program, established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which also serves as the foundation for the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige framework helps organizations among different business sectors improve organizational effectiveness and achieve strategy-driven performance.

The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. 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, Foley Nursing Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.

“I applaud Foley Nursing Center for taking this important step towards quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Foley Nursing Center to continue on its path to achieving superior outcomes.”

The awards will be presented during the AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.

ABOUT Foley Nursing Center
Foley Nursing Center is a comprehensive elder and healthcare campus serving Central Minnesota. Nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood at the heart of Foley, they strive to be the provider of choice within our community by providing high-quality and industry-leading care.

Their skilled and experienced staff provides care and support in assisted living, long or short-term nursing, memory care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, adult day service, and so much more. The wide range of services provides exceptional on-site care as well as the opportunity for individuals to move into other areas of care, as needed, with ease and careful attention.

Beyond the care for those living on their campus, Foley Nursing Center also strives to be a trusted partner within our community by providing the professional tools, education, resources, and communication to those in need of our help.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,600 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long-term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or