Kennybrook Village was awarded the AHCA Quality Initiative Award by achieving multiple AHCA goals. Only 63 out of 450 senior living communities in Iowa were given this award.

According to, the Quality Initiative Recognition Program recognizes senior living communities that achieve at least four of the eight goals the AHCA has set. Listed below are the goals Kennybrook Village achieved:

  1. Adopt Core-Q customer satisfaction questionnaire and measure and upload data to LTC Trend Tracker.
  2. Safely reduce the number of hospital readmissions within 30 days during a skilled nursing center stay by a total of 30% from December 2011 or achieve and maintain a low rate of 10%.
  3. Improve discharge back to the community by 10% from December 2014 or achieve and maintain a high rate of at least 70%
  4. Improve functional outcomes by 10% from December 2015 or maintain an average rate of improvement of 75%

Kennybrook Village’s Executive Director Ethan Walton said, “We’re extremely proud of our team for achieving this high honor. Everyone here does his or her part, and it shows when we receive an award like this.”

Every year, Cityview holds its Best Of Des Moines contest to honor those people and businesses that are doing things right in the community. The awards have grown even bigger this year, with new categories and thousands of voters sharing their opinions on everything from the Best Onion Rings in Des Moines to the Best Outdoor Live Music Venue.

The Best Of Des Moines awards recognize the hard work of those who strive to make the Des Moines metro the great community it is today. With innovative ideas, strong leadership and unique skills, these people have made a difference — and our readers show their appreciation for that year after year with these awards.

Kennybrook Village won runner-up in 2017 and 2018 for Best Local Senior Living Community.

Pinnacle Quality Insight

Pinnacle Quality Insight conducts over 150,000 surveys per year and has over 2,100 clients in every state in the country. In order to qualify for a Pinnacle Customer Experience Award, a facility must score in the top 15% of the nation across a 12-month average.

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