The Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita is one of six Kansas nursing homes to win a 2010 PEAK award from the Kansas Department on Aging. PEAK stands for Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas nursing homes.
Matthew Bogner is administrator of the Kansas Masonic Home, which is a first-time winner. Others are Bethesda Home in Goessel and Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade.
Repeat winners are Brewster Health Center in Topeka, Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Olathe and Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
The PEAK awards program began in 2002 to recognize and encourage nursing homes to move away from the institutional model of care to a person-centered model.