Autumn Care received recognition

Published 11:14 am Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced that Autumn Care of Saluda has earned the Tier Two recognition level as part of the AHCA’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program (QIRP). The accomplishment means that the facility has worked to improve the lives of the individuals they care for, which is what the Quality Initiative concerns ultimately.

AHCA went on to commend the facility’s staff for their proven commitment to quality, demonstrated by their attainment of the Quality Initiative Goals. The goals attained by the Saluda facility included safely reducing hospital admissions and safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics.

Dr. David Gifford, MD, MPH, AHCA Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs sent his congratulations to the facility.

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“Congratulations on your extraordinary efforts in meeting measurable targets which improve the lives of the people you serve,” Gifford said. “Your achievement inspires others and invigorates our work here at AHCA.”

Autumn Care of Saluda is a 99-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing center located in Saluda, NC. For more information, call 828-749-2261, or email

– article submitted by Glenn Pierce