Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford has been named a 2013 Providigm Embracing Quality award winner.

The honor is given to the highest performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accredited facilities.

Only 285 skilled nursing centers received the award in 2013.

Skilled nursing facilities were eligible to win a 2013 award only if they achieved standards for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement as required by Providigm's national accreditation standards.

The standards ensure facilities are assessing quality against the full federal regulation at an ongoing rate, encompassing a substantial proportion of their residents, and correcting identified issues.

Three stylists from Joe's Salon in New Milford recently upgraded their skills when they attended the Redken Exchange in New York City.

Along with other stylists around the world, Aanna Rasmussen, Jill Gonzales and Victoria Vetrano worked with photographers, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists and professional models to create unique looks.

For details, call Joe's at 860-354-4806.

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