Focus on Excellence/Oklahoma Nursing Home Ratings


To allow nursing facilities that are established and rooted in Oklahoma the opportunity to achieve above and beyond the standard level of care already being provided. This program is goal oriented to enrich the nursing facilities’’ overall quality of care.


Our vision is that all facilities will receive incentive reimbursement, and the state of Oklahoma will have the top-rated care in nursing facilities across the nation. This will enhance not only the nursing facilities and their employees, but the lives of Oklahomans and their families.


Focus on Excellence, is the OHCA program designed to measure and ensure the integrity, quality and overall wellness of consumers and LTC facilities. The Focus on Excellence program began July 1, 2007. All Oklahoma Long Term Care Facilities are eligible to participate in the program. We currently have 298 actively participating.

The quality measures are:

Program Guide

  1. Person Centered Care - LTC-6 Attachment
  2. Direct Care Staffing - QOC
  3. Resident Satisfaction | Spanish/Family Satisfaction | Spanish
  4. Employee SatisfactionSpanish
  5. Licensed Nurse Retention - QOC
  6. CNA Retention - QOC
  7. Distance Learning - LTC-5 Attachment
  8. Peer Mentoring - LTC-9 Attachment
  9. Leadership Commitment - LTC-8 Attachment


Distance Learning Measure

Jeffery S Wellman
Director, Professional Development
417-623-6049 Office

SilverChair/Relias Learning
Kim Mulquin
Director of Education
1-866-248-0734 x1231 

Healthcare Academy
Marnie Braun

Jan Wilson
Vice President, Learning Design and Outcomes






Focus on Excellence provides consumers; family members; loved ones; and communities a web site that features FOE’s LTC facilities. The site provides the ability to search facilities alphabetically; individually; by quality metric; and/or by significance/importance. Stars on the Oklahoma nursing home web site are achieved by facilities participating and completing the 9 quality measures, each measure with their own set point. The Stars are the searchers’ tool to identify which areas may be important and significant to the family, consumer and/or loved one. Each quality measure will have a star rating from one to five.

For further information and assistance, please contact:

Brenda Smith
QOCR Program Analyst

Dena Marchbanks
FOE Program Analyst

Jennifer Wynn
FOE Program Manager