The Bridge at Bay St Joe receives national accreditation

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 09:09 AM.

The Bridge at Bay St Joe has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

The bridge at Bay St Joe also received an Embracing Quality Award for Customer Satisfaction.

 “This accreditation signifies that The Bridge at Bay St Joe is committed to continuously improving the care that they provide based on feedback from residents and families,” says Dr. Andrew Kramer, Providigm CEO, and international expert on measuring quality of elder care.“We congratulate The Bridge at Bay St Joe on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our elders.”

Unlike other such rating systems, the Providigm QAPI Accreditation is based on actions that Nursing Centers take to identify and correct quality problems.  The methodology of QAPI is widely used in various health care settings, and is becoming a major focus of Nursing Home Regulation.

“We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Ron Reid, CEO and Administrator at The Bridge at Bay St Joe. “We take quality seriously. We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.”

For more about The Bridge at Bay St Joe, visit For more about the Providigm Embracing Quality Awards and Accreditation, visit

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