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St. Johnland Nursing Center in Kings Park has been recognized with a 2013 IPRO Quality Award. The award recognizes organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries.

IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State, and the awards were given during their 29th Annual Meeting.

“St. Johnland Nursing Center has demonstrated significant improvements in the care it provides, as a result of a collaborative and focused effort,” says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, IPRO. “We thank St. Johnland for their commitment to improving the health of New Yorkers.”

St. Johnland Nursing Center received the IPRO Quality Award because, with a goal of providing optimal care for their residents, leadership engaged all members of the staff and the families of residents in the goal of becoming a restraint-free home. Their efforts resulted in the elimination of all physical restraints in use at the nursing center.