The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the facility characteristics (ownership, size, occupancy rate, registered-nurse hours per patient day, nursingassistant hours per patient day) and the quality of care (pressure ulcer rate, falls rate, rate of transfer/discharge to inpatient acute care, infection rate, rate of use of physical restraint) in nursing homes. Based on Donabedian's quality management framework, a descriptive correlational design was used. Stratified random sampling was adopted to select 39 homes from 123 licensed nursing homes. Thirty-two nursing homes returned the structured questionnaires by mail over a three-month period. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression at the organizational level. The results of this study revealed that after controlling for characteristics of residents, independent nursing homes had lower falls and infection rates than hospital-affiliated homes. Facilities with over 45 beds had higher falls rates. The study concludes that the ownership and size were associated with the quality of care (falls and infection rates) in nursing homes. Discussion and suggestions are described.