Lenox: Kimball Farms nursing home honored
Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center has been named a 2013 recipient of the Gold Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long-term and post-acute care profession that is based on the criteria of the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.
The award is the highest of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program that is presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select communities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long-term care.
Of the five centers nationwide to receive the Gold Excellent in Quality Awards this year, Kimball Farms is one of two that are operated by Berkshire Healthcare.
Since the program began in 1996, the AHCA/NCAL has named only 18 organizations with awards at the Gold level.
Lanesborough: Landscaping co. restructures
Maynard Landscaping has restructured its merger with New England Landscape & Aquatics.
New England will continue to focus primarily on masonry and maintenance, while Maynard Design & Garden Center again will concentrate on its 25-year history of offering design and installation.
Landscape Designer Dean Maynard will also be working with Elite-Crete Systems, decorative concrete resurfacing for concrete steps, foundation walls, driveways and garage floors.
Maynard’s garden center will remain at its Summer street location. Dean Maynard can be reached at (413) 499-4545.
Pittsfield: Salon launches hair care product line
The Hair Studio, a salon on Park Square, has launched its own line of professional hair care products. Prices range from $5.95 for the travel size and up to $15.95 for the standard size.
"The Hair Studio" hair care line is available for all hair types and styling needs and may be purchased at the salon during normal business hours. All of the products are free of sulfates, glutens, salt, formaldehyde-based preservatives, animal ingredients and petrochemicals. No animal testing was involved in their development.
Information: Owner Frank Napolitano, (413) 442-6570, or www.frankhairstudio.com.