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Biz Briefs 7/16/17

Kinzey appointed chair of Global Editorial Committee

Ruth Kinzey, president of The Kinzey Company and a Salisbury resident, was appointed chair of the International Association of Business Communicators’ Global Editorial Committee.

The focus of the committee is to provide input on: the organization’s editorial and format of its professional e-magazine, CW, and e-bulletin; digital delivery methods for content to its worldwide membership; identification of global communication trends and issues; and global communication strategy for other relevant editorial material.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), which serves members in more than 70 countries, is a worldwide network of professionals committed to providing communication expertise and counsel to senior leadership as well as to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication initiatives and execution methodology that engage and influence target audiences and markets.

Kinzey’s career spans more than 35 years in the corporate and consulting communication arenas. She owns a reputation management firm, The Kinzey Company, which is headquartered in Salisbury. She also has written two books and is a professional speaker. Kinzey is an online adjunct professor for Rutgers University in its Masters of Communication and Media program.

Local nursing and rehabilitation center given national quality award 
SALISBURY — Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan is one of 191 recipients of the Silver Award from The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long-term and post-acute care centers and communities.
“Silver award recipients are champions of performance excellence and quality health care outcomes,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “I commend their dedication to delivering solutions for quality care to the populations we serve.”
Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels — Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Members at the Silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes.
“I am honored to recognize those who have achieved this year’s Silver distinction,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “These organizations have done an outstanding job adhering to the rigorous demands of the Baldrige criteria and have demonstrated an effective approach to improving quality performance.”

This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold — Excellence in Quality Award. On June 1, the association announced the honorees of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. A full list of Silver and Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website. Gold award recipients will be announced later this summer.

The program is sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Members: First Quality, National Research Corporation, and Team TSI Corporation. The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 15-18.

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