7/7/2023, 2023                                                                     

Knox, IndianaBrickyard Healthcare Knox Care Center has been recognized as a 2023 Silver – Achievement in Quality award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award recognizes organizations that meet progressively rigorous standards of performance to further improve the lives of residents and staff in long term care.

The National Quality Award Program has three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, recipients have met the criteria for the Bronze award and move on to evaluate and improve their processes, creating a systematic approach for all aspects of the organization that leads to positive outcomes and success. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. Silver recipients can now move on to the final and most prestigious level of the program, the Gold – Excellence in Quality award.

“Having spent the last 25 years in Long Term Care, I am humbled to have such a great group of people to both work with and serve,” said Jerry Harville, Executive Director of Knox Care Center. “The efforts our entire team, aides, nurses, dining, housekeeping, therapy, maintenance personnel make these sorts of outcomes possible.”

Data shows, Silver and Gold awarded providers outperform the rest of the nation. Brickyard Healthcare Knox has improved outcomes in key areas, including a Deficiency Free Annual Survey from Indiana Department of Health in 2022. 5 Star Quality measures in 2022 and 2023. Brickyard Healthcare Knox Care Center received Brickyard awards for Lowest Turnover, Highest Retention, and Facility of Year.

“We are delighted to honor Brickyard Healthcare Knox Care Center for being recognized at the Silver award level,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “This recognition is a testament to their unwavering efforts in enhancing the lives of those entrusted to their care. Congratulations to the entire team at Brickyard Healthcare Knox Care Center for their outstanding achievement. Keep striving for excellence.”

The award will be presented during Delivering Solutions 23, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 1-4, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.

About Brickyard Healthcare

Brickyard Healthcare is an Indiana-based provider of skilled nursing services for short and long-term residents. With 23 locations throughout the state, Brickyard Healthcare offers a diverse range of skilled nursing and ancillary services and considers care a community effort. Brickyard Healthcare recognizes not only residents’ health, but also their comfort, sense of belonging, relationships, and ability to heal or age with dignity.





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