Allison Rehabilitation Center Receives 2017 Governor’s Award for Quality Care
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) Director Rod Roberts presented the 2017 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in a Health Care Facility to Kathy Miller during a presentation ceremony held November 30 at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. The Allison facility received three nominations from a former resident and family members of current residents, all of whom stressed the Center’s homelike environment and caring staff. This is the second time that the Allison Center has been named an award-winning facility having been previously selected in 2009.
Accompanying Director Roberts to the award ceremony were Health Facilities Division Administrator Dawn Fisk, and Assistant Administrator Patrice Fagen. Also in attendance were State Senator Amanda Ragan and Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, whose legislative districts include the City of Allison.
During the program, representatives from the ABCM Corporation of New Hampton, IA, thanked those who nominated the facility for the Governor’s Award. Special recognition was given by facility administrator Miller to the staff of the Rehabilitation Center of Allison for making the rehabilitation center an award-winning facility.
The Governor’s Award for Quality Care was established to recognize long-term care facilities that provide – in the nominator’s opinion – a high level of care to their residents. This year’s Governor’s Award recipient was one of three nominated facilities. Since the first awards were presented in 2001, a total of 54 awards have been presented to 46 individual facilities.
The Rehabilitation Center of Allison is a 60-bed free-standing nursing facility, which is owned and operated by the ABCM Corp. In addition to the Allison facility, the Iowa-based health care provider operates 30 nursing facilities, 24 independent and assisted living programs, and 13 outpatient therapy centers, among other entities.