The American Healthcare Association National Quality Award Program has selected Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., as a “Bronze – Commitment to Quality” award winner for 2010. This is the first year they have been awarded this distinction. This award is part of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award program designed to recognize business and health care organizations for performance excellence. To put this in perspective, there are roughly 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. This award has been given to 1,543 nursing homes since the inception of the program and was awarded to 496 facilities in 46 states this year. There are less than 40 nursing homes nationally in the two higher categories of Silver and Gold. In Kentucky, nine nursing centers have been awarded the Bronze distinction in 2010.