An Award-Winning Facility

The team at Broadway House is among the most skilled and recognized in the nation. Our dozens of local, state and national awards is a powerful tribute to the work we do every day on behalf of the community.

Recent awards include:

  • Broadway House received the 2015 Embracing Quality Award for exceptional achievement of a Deficiency-Free Survey in meeting the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) standards required by independent accreditor Providigm. Only 328 nursing centers in the US and Ontario received awards placing Broadway House in an elite group of high performing nursing centers.This award clearly demonstrates Broadway House’s commitment to always improving the quality of care provided.
  • Broadway House has earned another commitment to quality award. The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award has been designed as a progressive three-step process to encourage the continuous learning and development of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member centers each day. Broadway House has been awarded the Bronze Award. The Bronze Award recognizes that our organization has developed a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement.
  • Broadway House has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities. The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor, Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that we are continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital. The Providing QAPI Accreditation standards require that we are assessing our quality against the full federal regulation at an ongoing rate, encompassing a substantial proportion of our residents, and correcting identified issues. To learn more about the research that contributed to the development of these standards, please visit www.providigm.com/recognition. We are so proud to receive this accreditation. It confirms our commitment to continually strive to improve the care that we give to your loved one, and to ensure that our quality systems are sound.
  • Broadway House was awarded a prestigious Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes with this respected 5 Star rating are considered to provide “much above average” quality service.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Broadway House as one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes.”
  • Broadway House was awarded the NJ Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO) Zachary Morfogen Prize for Excellence in Palliative Care.
  • Broadway House was awarded the highest “5 Star Overall” rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Gloria Horton, Director of Social Services, received the “2013 Humanism in Health Care” award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) completed its annual State Survey of Broadway House, achieving a deficiency-free rating in all clinical areas. The surveyor finished his closing remarks by saying enthusiastically: “Thank God for Broadway House.”
  • Broadway House was awarded the 2013 NJ Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO) Zachary Morfogen Prize for Excellence in Palliative Care.
  • Lena Coakley-Peak, Assistant Director of Nursing, won the New Jersey Directors of Nursing Administration (NJDONA) 2013 ADON of the Year Award.
  • Gloria Horton, Director of Social Services, was again sworn in as a Commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness, working to ensure that needed health and housing services are available to Newark’s vulnerable citizens. This is Ms. Horton’s 10th year serving on the Mayor’s Commission.
  • The children of the Newark-based Kids in Business program, based at the Discovery Charter School, again awarded Broadway House a generous unrestricted monetary award out of the proceeds of their entrepreneurial efforts to benefit the care of our residents.
  • For the 10th year, New Jersey Ride Against AIDS, a volunteer cycling fundraising organization in which bikers ride 250 miles over 3 days from Highpoint to Cape May, made a generous unrestricted monetary award to Broadway House to benefit the care of our residents.
  • The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey awarded Broadway House a grant totaling $207,483 for technological advances.
  • The New Beginnings worship group, which has volunteered weekly at Broadway House for the past 17 years, won the Health Care Association of New Jersey Group Volunteer of the Year award.
  • Laura Stephens-Sutton, Advanced Practice Nurse, Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, was selected to receive the “Humanism in Health Care” award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • Broadway House received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes. Of more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled, Broadway House was among fewer than 1 in 8 that received a 5-star overall rating for each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.
  • Broadway House was honored to receive the Wellness Committee Award from Thrive 365. Singled out for special recognition was Nestor Beard, Director of Activities, his interns and residents for successfully engaging the students in an entertaining and educational show about safe sexual practices. More than 1,200 individuals attended the event.
  • Lois Beatty, DON, was selected by the Healthcare Association of New Jersey to receive the coveted “Nurse of the Year” award.
  • The City of Newark honored Broadway House for its many years of work to eradicate homelessness through emergency assistance and services.
  • The NJ State Survey team completed its annual week-long examination of the facility by awarding Broadway House perfect, “deficiency free” survey ratings.
  • Cheryl Burnett, Advanced Practice Nurse, was selected to receive the “Humanism in Health Care” award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • Broadway House was selected as one of five long-term care facility pilot sites in New Jersey to participate in a federal HRSA-funded effort to enhance management of challenging behaviors and mental illness in Long Term Care.
  • Anna Pucciarelli, RN, Genesis Support Services program Nurse/Case Manager, received the Supportive Housing Association 2010 Direct Support Staff Person Award for her tireless efforts on behalf of Newark’s HIV+ population.
  • Executive Director Jeanine Reilly, RN, was invited to the White House to present at the Presidential Conference on HIV Over 50.
  • Dominick Varsalone, ACRN, was selected by the national HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board to receive the HANCB Certified Nurse of the Year Award. This is the highest national award that a nurse in the field of HIV/AIDS care can receive.
  • Cynthia Bonilla Carrasco, Social Worker, was selected to receive the “Humanism in Health Care” award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • Broadway House was selected as the winner of the NJ BIZ “Healthcare Heroes” competition.
  • Wachovia/Wells Fargo presented Broadway House with a $1,000 award in recognition of our community support in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  • The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition awarded Broadway House and its collaborative partners an Honorable Mention certificate in the Special Needs Housing category for this year’s Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards competition.
  • Broadway House was selected as one of five NJ BIZ “Healthcare Heroes” finalists.
  • Broadway House was awarded the AAHSA 2009 LEADING-EDGE CARE AND SERVICES AWARD from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged for our Genesis Supportive Services program.
  • Margaret Sosa, APN, and Sr. Elsie Bernauer, Pastoral Counselor, selected to receive “2009 Humanism in Health Care” awards from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. These awards include a $500 award to each winner to be used for educational purposes.
  • The artwork of two BHCC residents was chosen for inclusion in the Health Care Assoc. of New Jersey “Works of the Heart” 2010 wall calendar.
  • Broadway House was honored to receive the Donald Dust Recognition Award from the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee for the healthcare facility’s contribution to Newark history through the restoration of the interior of its headquarters.
  • The New Jersey Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NJAHSA) awarded Broadway House with its Innovation of the Year Award. This is the second year in a row that BHCC has been selected to receive a NJAHSA award.
  • Broadway House was one of only 27 nursing homes out of 15,000 in the USA to be selected by U.S. News for Honor Roll status on “America’s Best Nursing Homes.” BHCC received a perfect five stars in each of the four yardsticks the federal government applies to nursing homes: overall rating, health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality measures of individual care.
  • Broadway House was awarded one of 10 American Psychological Association “Best Practices Honoree” national awards.
  • Medicare and Medicaid awarded Broadway House with a prestigious Five Star Quality Rating. The rating is based on Health Inspections, Nursing Home Staffing, and Quality Measures—Broadway House received 5 stars in each of these categories.
  • The A.C.E. program (AIDS Community Education) was presented The Prevention Award, by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), New Jersey Chapter (2008 Recipient of the Chapter Recognition Award). This award recognized the ACE Program as New Jersey’s outstanding 2008 Prevention Program.
  • In honor of the role Broadway House has played in engaging students through internships and community involvement, Rutgers University awarded Broadway House Social Services Department with one of five “Rutgers Community Engagement” Awards.
  • Broadway House earned its 2nd consecutive 5 Star rating from the national healthcare rating agency, HealthGrades.
  • Broadway House earned a perfect score of “0 deficiencies” in the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services state inspection. This score reflects the dedication, teamwork, and passion that all our employees demonstrate each and every day in caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Broadway House CNA Katrina Thompson was awarded the Nurse Aide of the Year Award by the Healthcare Association of New Jersey, and Broadway House volunteer Jane McCready was awarded the Volunteer of the Year (Individual) Award.
  • Broadway House CNA Beverly Salley and Dietary Assistant Jernell Barber were awarded 2008 Humanism in Healthcare awards by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • The New Jersey Association of Homes and Services for the Aging selected Broadway House as one of the recipients of NJAHSA’s 2008 Telling Your Story Award, recognizing our exemplary efforts to tell families, the media, governmental officials and the public the stories of dedication, innovation and quality care and support that our employees provide each day to our residents.
  • The New Jersey Psychological Association awarded Broadway House its 2008 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award.
  • The North Essex Chamber of Commerce awarded Broadway House its Leadership Award in the Non-profit Organization category.
  • The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey—an affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association—awarded Broadway House its HRET Community Outreach Award for our “A.C.E. – AIDS Community Education” program for the theme of Preventing Disease and Injury.
  • Broadway House Director of Safety & Security Nick Nilio was chosen as a runner-up in Access Control & Security Systems magazine’s annual contest.
  • Assistant Director of Nursing Merline Douglass-Taylor and Assistant Director of Activities Jennifer Stephens were awarded Humanism in Healthcare awards by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
  • Staff LPN Melissa Morales won the NJ Association of Non-profit Homes for the Aging Staff Person of the Year Award.
  • Broadway House was again selected by the American Hospital Association to receive a Circle of Life Citation of Honor.
  • The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey awarded Broadway House with a Capital Improvement Award to fund its Palliative Care Suite expansion, bringing the total number of beds in the facility to 78.
  • ADVANCE Long Term Care Magazine selected Broadway House as the winner of its “Best LTC Team” contest, reflecting the facility’s history of achievement through the joint, interdisciplinary efforts of its 154 employees.
  • ACE Hardware selected Broadway House from among 3,000 nominations nationwide to receive the “New Faces for Helpful Places” award, worth $10,000. The prize was used to refurbish the facility’s Activities Room.
  • The NJ Association of Non-profit Homes for the Aging (NJANPHA) awarded Broadway House the Innovation of the Year Award for its Pain Management and Palliative Care program.
  • The Healthcare Marketing Report acknowledged Broadway House’s 10th Anniversary celebration book with an Award of Merit.
  • Broadway House was the first specialized long term care facility in the nation to receive the prestigious American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award, celebrating Innovation in End-of-Life Care.
  • Broadway House was selected as one of two award-winners in the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Awards for Excellence competition in the Outstanding Employer category.
  • Broadway House Executive Director Jeanine Reilly was selected as the Professional of the Year by the NJ Association of Non-profit Homes for the Aging.
  • Jeanine Reilly and Nancy Urff, Asst. Executive Director, were selected by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the People to People Ambassador Programs to travel to South Africa with a delegation of 16 HIV/AIDS nurses. Broadway House was the only facility in the nation that was selected to have two representatives join this mission, whose purpose was to share strategies and treatment modalities for alleviating HIV/AIDS suffering in resource-poor care systems.
  • Jeanine Reilly, Executive Director, was the keynote speaker at the National Association of HIV Over Fifty (NAHOF) Conference, speaking on the impact of a growing population of older PLWH/A on the long-term care industry.
  • The Broadway House collaborative film project with the Rafael Hernandez Performing Arts Elementary School in Newark, NJ, was awarded an Educational Emmy for Technical Achievement for their original musical film “In the Blink of an Eye” by the National Television Academy on June 15, 2003. This HIV/AIDS education project is the only middle school project in the nation ever to receive an Emmy. The project was co-funded by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.