Miller Nursing Home Staff - Silver Award Recipients

Miller Nursing Home Earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award

Colquitt, GAMiller Nursing Home has been recognized as a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program which spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care.

In 2018, Miller Nursing Home was awarded the Bronze Quality Award and in 2019, the facility demonstrated all of the criteria needed to receive the Silver Award distinction.  “Miller Nursing Home is only one of seven long-term care facilities in Georgia to receive the Silver Award,” said Jessica Dunnigan, Long Term Care Director. “The award recognizes the focused processes our team has in place for effective continuous improvement as well as patient outcomes. I’m really proud of our team and our entire organization.”

Miller Nursing Home serves traditional residents and also specializes in long-term ventilator and dialysis care.  Currently, the facility houses 75 long-term vent care patients; when the expansion underway is completed later this year, up to 100 long-term vent care patients, with or without dialysis can be accommodated in addition to our traditional residents. Our nursing home shares a campus with Miller County Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility, which offers residents immediate access to diagnostic and acute care services.  The multi-disciplinary care team at Miller Nursing Home includes board-certified physicians; mid-level providers, RNs, wound care specialists, a dietician, LPNs, CNAs; respiratory, speech, physical, and occupational therapists.  Custom-tailored goals are set to support each resident’s needs, following acute illness or injury or initial admission from home.

Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program, established in 1996, challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve organizational performance and health care outcomes.

“As a Silver Quality Award recipient, Miller Nursing Home is well on its way to progress in their quality journey by continuing to achieve better quality results,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this outstanding achievement.”

As a 2019 recipient of the Silver award, Miller Nursing Home can now advance in further developing comprehensive approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold Quality Award.

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 13-16, 2019.