The Bridge at Ridgely receives national accreditation and award for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Efforts


The Bridge at Ridgely 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 Ridgely also received an Embracing Quality Award for having a Customer Satisfaction.

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.

“This accreditation signifies that The Bridge at Ridgely 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 Ridgely on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our elders.”