St. Clair Nursing Center has received the Basic Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation in 2017.

The nursing center is one of 19 Americare skilled nursing communities that earned this national recognition.

This accreditation is evaluated and presented by independent accreditor, Providigm, LLC.

Through St. Clair Nursing Center’s use of the abaqis Quality Management System, Providigm is able to verify that St. Clair Nursing Center is continually assessing the quality of the care they provide to their residents against federal regulations and standards at an ongoing rate, and correcting identified issues.

“In the fall of 2016, CMS released revised regulations for skilled nursing facilities requiring a comprehensive program for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI),” said Andrew Kramer, M.D., chief executive officer at Providigm.

“The new regulations revolutionize the way SNFs manage quality assurance by requiring a comprehensive data-driven approach,” Kramer said. “Through their use of abaqis, St. Clair Nursing Center has proactively adopted this methodology and is an excellent example of a facility constantly monitoring the quality of life and care of their residents and implementing changes to make them even better.

“We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Jane Rost, St. Clair Nursing Center administrator. “We take quality seriously. We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.”

Based in Sikeston, Mo., and established in 1981, Americare operates 23 skilled nursing and post-acute communities and 110 assisted living and memory care assisted living residences throughout Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois and Tennessee.

Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Through Providigm’s web-based systems and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and life of their residents.