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Comagine Health Announces Q1 2023 COVID Mitigation Medal Award Winners

Comagine Health COVID Mitigation Medal: Q1 2023 (January - March)

Comagine Health is pleased to announce the Q1 2023 winners of the COVID Mitigation Medal, an award recognizing vigilance and excellence in infection control and prevention efforts at long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) centers across our six-state region.

Twenty-four centers were awarded Mitigation Medals in Q1. Join us in congratulating these centers for their excellent work in infection control and prevention.

Q1 2023: January-March Winners


  • St. Luke’s Elmore Long Term Care (Mountain Home)

New Mexico

  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center (Alamogordo)
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation (Clayton)
  • La Vida Llena (Albuquerque)
  • McKinley Center (Gallup)
  • Odelia Healthcare (Albuquerque)


  • Las Vegas Post Acute Care & Rehabilitation (Las Vegas)
  • Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (Sparks)


  • Mirabella Portland (Portland)
  • Oregon Veterans Home (The Dalles)


  • Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation (Salt Lake City)
  • Rocky Mountain Care – Cottage on Vine (Murray)
  • Uintah Basin Rehabilitation and Senior Villa (Roosevelt)


  • Briarwood at Timber Ridge (Issaquah)
  • Christian Health Care Center (Lynden)
  • Crestwood Health & Rehabilitation Center (Port Angeles)
  • Highland Health & Rehabilitation of Cascadia (Bellingham)
  • Lakeland Village Nursing Facility (Medical Lake)
  • Mirabella Seattle (Seattle)
  • Pacific Care & Rehabilitation (Hoquiam)
  • Sunrise View Convalescent Center (Everett)
  • The Terraces at Skyline (Seattle)
  • Washington Care Center (Seattle)
  • Washington Soldiers Home (Orting)

Q1 2023: Award Criteria

The winners above were determined based on the following award criteria. Comagine Health used vaccine data available to us to determine whether applicants met or exceeded the criteria.

  • Resident Up-to-Date 80% or higher - % of current residents who are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines – Based on data reported in NHSN question # 5
  • Staff primary series completed 90% or higher - % of current health care personnel who have received primary series COVID-19 vaccination at any time – Based on data reported in NHSN question #2

How to Apply for Q2 (April – June) Awards

Learn more about the Mitigation Medal and how your center can apply for the award. The next round of awards will be made in July 2023.

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This material was prepared by Comagine Health, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12-SOW-GEN-23-QIN-207

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