AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award 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 currently hold the Silver Achievement in Quality Award for continuing to learn and develop effective approaches that help improve performance and healthcare outcomes.

Aspen Hills Healthcare Center Pemberton
Bartley Healthcare Jackson
Bridgeway Care & Rehab Hillsborough Hillsborough
Brighton Gardens of Middletown Middletown
Brighton Gardens of Saddle River Saddle River
Brighton Gardens of West Orange West Orange
Brookdale Monroe Monroe Twp
Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Neptune City
Hunterdon Care Center Flemington
Inglemoor Rehab and Care Center Livingston
Juniper Village at Williamstown Williamstown
Leisure Park Health Care Center Lakewood
Orchards at Bartley Jackson
Seacrest Village Nursing & Rehab Ctr Little Egg Harbor Twp
Sunrise of Cresskill Cresskill
Sunrise of Edgewater Edgewater
Sunrise of Jackson Jackson
Sunrise of Lincroft Lincroft
Sunrise of Madison Madison
Sunrise of Paramus Paramus
Sunrise of Randolph Randolph

BRONZE – Commitment to Quality Award

 The following HCANJ members currently hold the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award 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 Living Allendale
Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Wayne
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Paramus
Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bridgewater Bridgewater
Brighton Gardens of Edison Edison
Brighton Gardens-Florham Pk Florham Park
Brightview at Woodbury Lake Woodbury
Brightview of Paramus Paramus
Brightview Tenafly Tenafly
Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, The Woodcliff Lake
Brookdale Cape May Cape May Court House
Brookdale Echelon Lakes Voorhees
Brookdale Emerson Emerson
Brookdale Evesham Voorhees
Brookdale Florence Florence
Brookdale Florham Park Florham Park
Brookdale Hamilton Hamilton
Brookdale Paramus Paramus
Brookdale West Orange West Orange
Brookdale Westampton Mount Holly
Family of Caring Healthcare at Montclair Montclair
Juniper Village @ Chatham Chatham
Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Mount Laurel
North Cape Center North Cape May
Park Crescent East Orange
Park Place Ctr Monmouth Junction
Ridgewood Center-Genesis Ridgewood
Southern Ocean Center Manahawkin
Sunrise at West Essex Fairfield
Sunrise of East Brunswick East Brunswick
Sunrise of Old Tappan Old Tappan
Sunrise of Wayne Wayne
Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake Woodcliff Lake
Terraces At Seacrest Village Little Egg Harbor Twp
Tower Lodge Care Center Wall
Trinitas/Brother Bonaventure ExtCareCtr Elizabeth
Troy Hills Nsg & CC Parsippany
Van Dyk Park Place Hawthorne
Voorhees Senior Living Voorhees
Water’s Edge Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Trenton