Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent information service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. AHCA recognizes Advocat’s longer term care facilities with 2010 National Quality Awards Advocat Inc. today announced that five of its long term care facilities were recognized with 2010 National Quality Awards by the American Healthcare Association . The AHCA awards derive from the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award requirements and have three degrees of awards for assisted living facilities. To end up being eligible to receive these national awards a facility must show at least a three season background of excellence in quality treatment, staff and residents’ satisfaction, and regulatory compliance.The lead writer was Laura E. Happe, Pharm.D., M.P.H., of Xcenda, Palm Harbor, Fla. The researchers used data from the Georgia Medicaid plan to determine how the 5-in-1 combination vaccine affected the timeliness of recommended childhood vaccinations. Approved in 2003, the ‘DTaP/HepB/IPV’ vaccine protects against five different diseases: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis – vaccines against these three illnesses are usually given collectively in a combined ‘DTaP’ vaccine. Hepatitis B – contamination with the hepatitis B virus could be avoided with the ‘HepB’ vaccine.