26 Communities Earn 2020 Bronze National Quality Award

26 Gardant-managed communities honored with 2020 National Quality Award at the Bronze level

26 Gardant-managed communities received the 2020 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award at the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award level.

Belvedere Senior Housing Heritage Woods of Freeport
Cambridge House of Swansea Heritage Woods of Huntley
Evergreen Village at Bloomington Heritage Woods of Manteno
Glasswater Creek of Lafayette Heritage Woods of Minooka
Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis Heritage Woods of Moline
Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon
Heritage Woods of Batavia Heritage Woods of Plainfield
Heritage Woods of Belvidere Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Benton Heritage Woods of Yorkville
Heritage Woods of Centralia St. Anthony of Lansing
Heritage Woods of Charleston The Lodge at Summers Pointe
Heritage Woods of DeKalb White Oaks at Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Dwight White Oaks at Spring Street


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that recognizes long-term care providers that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Each progressive step requires a more detailed, more comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance.

To qualify, Gardant communities began the quality improvement process by assessing their mission, characteristics and key challenges while also demonstrating an ability to implement performance improvement plans. The Bronze Award recognizes those providers for developing a foundation to begin a continuous journey of quality improvement.

“We are extremely proud of the accomplishment of a large portion of our portfolio receiving NCAL’s Bronze Quality Award this year,” says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions. “This recognition is due to the dedicated efforts provided by the staff and management teams at these communities throughout the year, and it is indicative of their dedication to serving our residents and committing to ongoing quality improvement.  We are extremely thankful every day for their compassion and dedication!”

Heritage Woods of Rockford and John Evans of Pekin were awarded the Bronze National Quality Award in 2019 and are still in active status at that level. You can read their article here

For more information about the Bronze Award, click here.

Gardant Management Solutions has 20+ years of industry-acclaimed operational history in developing, managing and consulting for senior living, assisted living and memory care communities.