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YK Elders Home receives Nursing Home Excellence in Quality Award

The YK Elders Home was the recipient of the Mountain Pacific Excellence in Quality Award, one of only three facilities in Alaska to receive the distinction in the 2023 Nursing Home Quality Awards. Criteria for the award were based on a quality measure point system that included decreasing adverse drug events, preventing infection, decreasing readmissions, improving resident vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and a bonus category that acknowledged nursing homes that were never referred to Mountain Pacific from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for COVID-19 outbreak.

“Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska’s nursing homes demonstrated incredible resilience and an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of their communities,” said Lori Chikoyak, Alaska Account Manager for Mountain Pacific “Their dedication is truly remarkable. Mountain Pacific is proud to present them with these well-deserved awards, acknowledging their extraordinary efforts. We look forward to an ongoing partnership that will further enhance the quality of care in Alaska, ensuring that our community members receive the very best care.”

Award presented to the YK Elders Home
(L-R)Markel Stowel, Director of Nursing, Katrina Wilson, Nursing Home Administrator, and Susan Wheeler, Vice President of Hospital Services with the Excellence in Quality Award

About Mountain Pacific—Mountain Pacific is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and holds federal and state contracts that allow them to oversee the quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid members. Mountain Pacific works within its four-state region (Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, which includes the U.S. Pacific Territories of Guam and American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to help improve the delivery of health care and the systems that provide it.