AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Active Recipients

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to QualitySilver—Achievement in Qualityor Gold—Excellence in Quality.  Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence.


CONGRATULATIONS to the facilities listed below who currently hold the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award!


GOLD – Excellence in Quality Award

The following member centers have reached the pinnacle of the National Quality Award program by having attained the Gold Quality Award. The final step in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Recipients of the Gold Award are considered the best of the best in the profession.


At the Gold Award level, applicants must show superior performance in areas of the criteria including leadership, strategic planning, and customer and staff satisfaction. By completing the Gold level criteria, organizations take their quality journey to a higher level through the valuable feedback received in the application process and thereby reaching organizational goals. Gold applicants address the Baldrige Excellence Framework in its entirety.


Applicants are required to receive the Bronze – Commitment to Quality and Silver – Achievement in Quality​ Awards before applying at the Gold level.


Christian Health Care Center – Wyckoff

Parker at Stonegate – Highland Park

SILVER – Achievement in Quality Award

The following HCANJ members have received the Bronze Quality Award and are active Silver Achievement in Quality Award recipients for continuing to learn and develop effective approaches that help improve performance and healthcare outcomes.

Bartley Healthcare Nursing & Rehab Jackson
Bridgeway Care & Rehabilitation Center at Bridgewater Bridgewater
Brighton Gardens of Middletown Middletown
Brighton Gardens of Saddle River Saddle River
Brighton Gardens of West Orange West Orange
Brookdale Evesham Voorhees
Brookdale Monroe Monroe Twp
Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Neptune City
Inglemoor Care Center Livingston
Juniper Village at Williamstown Williamstown
Orchards at Bartley, The Jackson
Southern Ocean Center Manahawkin
Sunrise of Cresskill Cresskill
Sunrise of East Brunswick East Brunswick
Sunrise of Edgewater Edgewater
Sunrise of Jackson Jackson
Sunrise of Lincroft Lincroft
Sunrise of Madison Madison
Sunrise of Paramus Paramus
Sunrise of Randolph Randolph
Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake Woodcliff Lake
Van Dyk Park Place Hawthorne

BRONZE – Commitment to Quality Award

 The following HCANJ members are active Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award recipients for their dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care! The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

Allendale Community for Senior LivingAllendaleArbor Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare CenterWayneArbor Terrace Morris PlainsMorris PlainsAristacare at DelaireLindenBay at Manahawkin Health and Rehabilitation Center, TheManahawkinBergen New Bridge Medical CenterParamusBridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at BridgewaterBridgewaterBrighton Gardens of EdisonEdisonBrighton Gardens-Florham PkFlorham ParkBrightview at Woodbury LakeWoodburyBrightview of ParamusParamusBrightview TenaflyTenaflyBristal at Woodcliff LakeWoodcliff LakeBrookdale Cape MayCape May Court HouseBrookdale Echelon LakesVoorheesBrookdale EmersonEmersonBrookdale EveshamVoorheesBrookdale FlorenceFlorenceBrookdale Florham ParkFlorham ParkBrookdale HamiltonHamiltonBrookdale WayneWayneBrookdale West OrangeWest OrangeBrookdale WestamptonMount HollyCambridge Rehab & Healthcare CtrMoorestownCheshire HomeFlorham ParkComplete Care at Park PlaceMonmouth JunctionFamily of Caring Healthcare at MontclairMontclairJuniper Village @ ChathamChathamJuniper Village at ParamusParamusLaurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare CenterMount LaurelNorth Cape CenterNorth Cape MayPark CrescentEast OrangeProMedica Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation W. DeptfordWest DeptfordRidgewood Center-GenesisRidgewoodSouthern Ocean CenterManahawkinSunnyside ManorWall TownshipSunrise at West EssexFairfieldSunrise of Old TappanOld TappanSunrise of WayneWayneTerraces At Seacrest VillageLittle Egg Harbor TwpTower Lodge Care CenterWallTrinitas/Brother Bonaventure ExtCareCtrElizabethTroy Hills Nsg & CCParsippanyVoorhees Senior LivingVoorheesWater’s Edge Healthcare & Rehabilitation CenterTrentonWillow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare CenterBrick