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Sunrise of Gurnee Earns Gold National Quality Award

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Assisted living community among the first in the country to earn long
term care's highest honor

Sunrise
Senior Living's
Sunrise
of Gurnee, IL
, community has recently been selected to receive the
2018 GoldExcellence in Quality Award by the American
Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living
(AHCA/NCAL). Sunrise of Gurnee is one of just four centers nationwide to
be recognized with Gold this year and is among the first two assisted
living centers ever to receive the honor.

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Sunrise of Gurnee becomes one of the first two assisted living providers to be awarded the Gold National Quality Award in 2018. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Gold Award is the final and most prestigious of three progressive
levels within the AHCA/NCAL National
Quality Award Program
, which recognizes long-term and post-acute
care communities across the United States that have demonstrated their
dedication to focusing on the delivery of high-quality care and services
through a commitment to superior performance excellence.

Since its inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has recognized just 38 providers
with awards at the Gold level, including Sunrise of Gurnee.

"Our team members at Sunrise of Gurnee have demonstrated an unwavering
commitment to championing the lives of their residents, and we are proud
to celebrate this rare and exemplary achievement," said Sue
Coppola
, Chief Clinical Officer for Sunrise. "This recognition
further validates our systematic, evidence-based approach to
personalized care, as we continue to promote the overall health and
wellness of the seniors we serve."

At the Gold level, recipients have invested years in mastering and
applying the rigorous criteria of the Baldrige
Performance Excellence Program
to achieve superior results in the
areas of leadership, strategic planning, customer and workforce focus,
and operations and knowledge management. Applicants must also
demonstrate meaningful, value-added change based on factual evaluation
of the requirements, excellent performance against relative external
comparisons in the area, and practices ranking among the best in the
post-acute care profession, while also serving as a role model within
the industry.

"Sunrise of Gurnee has truly set itself apart as a leader both within
its community and in our profession as a whole," said Chris
Winkle
, Sunrise chief executive officer. "We are proud not only to
receive this honor but also to be recognized as one of the first
assisted living communities to reach this milestone."

First opened in May 2002, Sunrise of Gurnee offers assisted
living
, memory
care
in its Reminiscence
Neighborhood
for those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of
dementia, and short-term
stays
for those seeking respite or rehabilitation services. Sunrise
of Gurnee offers a unique dining
program
reflective of traditional Midwest fare, electronic health
records through Sunrise
CareConnect
, and vibrant and varied senior
activities
through Sunrise's eight signature programs designed
specifically to provide opportunities for residents to Live With Purpose.

Sunrise of Gurnee joins 55 Sunrise communities that have earned the Silver
– Achievement in Quality
Award, and more than 150 others that have
received the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award over the years.
With over 200, Sunrise has received more National Quality Awards than
any other assisted living provider. Visit Sunrise's National
Quality Awards page
for a full listing of the company's recipients.

All 2018 National Quality Award recipients will be honored during
AHCA/NCAL's Annual Convention and Exposition, October 7-10, 2018, in San
Diego, CA.

To learn more about Sunrise's approach to individualized senior care,
visit the Sunrise
Quality Promise
page. For the latest information about Sunrise and
aging topics, follow us on Facebook,
LinkedIn
and read The
Sunrise Blog
.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs
approximately 32,300 people. As of Aug. 1, 2018, Sunrise operated 324
communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,
including 20 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit
capacity of over 28,000. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized
senior living services, including independent living, assisted living,
care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as
well as nursing and rehabilitative services. In 2018, Sunrise became the
first senior living company to be ranked "Highest in Customer
Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities" by J.D. Power. For J.D.
Power award information, visit jdpower.com. To learn more about Sunrise,
please visit sunriseseniorliving.com.

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