White Paper Outlines Attributes of Past Pathways to Greatness Honorees

Members | April 28, 2013

The Pathways to Greatness Program (P2G) is designed to recognize high-quality aging-services organizations for excellence. Many organizations perform well in 1 or 2 of these categories, but those recognized by the P2G program -- the ones who are focused on improving quality and delivering value -- demonstrate success in all 5 areas. (The deadline for 2013 Pathways applications is June 17.)

The Pathways to Greatness Program (P2G) is designed to recognize high-quality aging-services organizations
for excellence. P2G honoree organizations are selected by an industry expert
panel that assesses applicants on 5 key attributes of successful aging-services
providers. 

CliftonLarsonAllen
and LeadingAge sponsor the nationwide initiative to help improve the quality of senior living
providers.

Publicly recognizing organizations and sharing their road to
successfully improving quality is one way to educate others in the industry
about best practices. 

By highlighting extraordinary programs,
processes, and practices, we hope to inspire other senior living providers to
aggressively pursue the improvements in quality that will be necessary to
thrive as health reform continues to reshape the health care industry.

Over the past 6 years, the P2G program applicants have proven that if an
organization passionately pursues quality in broad terms, the financial side
of the equation is inevitably strengthened as well.

P2G focuses on five
primary attributes of high-quality aging-services organizations:

  • Leadership
  • Superior performance
  • Distinctive
    impact
  • Customer excellence
  • Best practices and
    innovations

Many organizations perform well in 1 or 2 of these
categories, but those recognized by the P2G program -- the ones who are
focused on improving quality and delivering value -- demonstrate success in
all five areas. 

Pathways
to Greatness: Improving Quality and Delivering Value
 
draws on the
experiences of past P2G honorees as it explores the five attributes of
high-quality aging-services organizations. 

The document may challenge
readers to think about their organization’s unique opportunities for greatness
and, ideally, inspire them to apply.