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 2019 Program Dates

Intent to Apply 
November​ 8th, 2018

Application Deadline
January 31st 2019

All deadlines are at 8pm EST

 Resources and Info


 Baldrige Resources

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 Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in QualityEach level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence.

Applications are judged by trained Examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.

Intent to Apply is Open!

Getting ready for the 2019 application cycle? Applicants are encouraged to consider submitting an Intent to Apply (ITA) by the deadline of November 8. 

Submitting an ITA payment allows members to save on their overall application fee. The ITA does not require any additional paperwork but must be submitted through the Quality Award Portal. This can be found on the left-hand navigation by clicking “Get Started Today!” Payments must be made online via credit card. 

Please review the applicant packets in full to learn more about the criteria and other requirements before submitting an ITA. All deadlines are at 8 pm EST. For questions, please email Quality Award Staff at 

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