National Honor Roll – Namasté and Bishop Drumm

Posted by: CHI Living Communities - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative recognized two CHI Living Communities Namasté Alzheimer Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA for its health care quality by naming each campus to its respective state Nursing Home Collaborative Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes performances on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on the Nursing Home Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a set quality measure, which aligned with the top ten percent of nursing homes in the U.S.

“Nursing homes on the Colorado and Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Rolls have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Deanna Curry, Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) quality improvement manager. “We applaud the hard work of Namasté Alzheimer Center and its commitment to its residents and staff to provide excellent long-term care.”

The National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and QIN-QIO, launched in April 2015 with the mission to improve care for the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the United States.

Namasté Alzheimer Center was one of 70 nursing homes in Colorado to receive this tremendous honor of being named to the Colorado Nursing Home Collaborative Honor Roll.

“We are proud of Namasté Alzheimer Center for achieving this incredible honor. For almost 30 years, Namasté has been providing the Colorado Springs area with quality care for people dealing with dementia-related illnesses. Their unique approach of personalized care focuses on who each person is and the value they hold,” explained Mary Beth Bouhall, Regional Administrator for CHI Living Communities.

According Marga Callender, Director of Mission Integration and Chaplain, Namasté was the first center in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia illnesses. Namasté Alzheimer Center nurtures those with dementia-related needs with a holistic and person-centered approach to care.

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center founded in 1939 serves nearly 300 residents.   The campus offers daily Mass and interfaith services, executive chef-prepared meals and snacks, fully stocked library and piano lounge, an array of social, recreational and cultural activities and so much more. The Schildberg Physical Therapy Room provides personalized therapies for short- and long-term residents’ needs.    

“We are proud Bishop Drumm Retirement Center achieved this incredible honor. For almost 80 years, Bishop Drumm has served our community providing a full continuum of care for independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Our professional nursing staff monitors each resident’s health, and with the physician, physical therapists and family, create his or her best personal care plan,” explained Heather Rehmer, Executive Director of Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.