Thursday, May 31, 2012

AHCA Members Named Among the Best Skilled Nursing Facilities

There are few opportunities during the year to show off the best and brightest of America’s skilled nursing facilites, and AHCA recognizes every opportunity with enthusiasm. It’s almost June, which means U.S. News & World Report has just released its annual Best Nursing Homes List for 2012. While we believe several additional factors should be considered in the listing, this is a tremendous recognition of skilled nursing facilities that have an ongoing and concentrated focus on person-centered care.

Eleven five-star facilities from UHS-Pruitt Corporation, a Georgia-based corporation with over 200 care locations throughout the Southeast U.S., were included in this year’s listing. To qualify, facilities must receive 5 stars, the highest overall rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) 5 Star Rating System. The overall rating pertains to a facility’s performance in nurse staffing, health inspections, and medical care. Check out the full state-by-state listing to see other AHCA members included in the list.

As providers know, quality improvement is a dynamic, ongoing process and care should be taken when selecting a skilled nursing facility for a loved one. In addition to reviewing a facility’s 5 star rating, consumers should visit the facility, talk with other customers, and conduct their own research to see what each facility has to offer.

"While there is something special about all of our service locations, these centers clearly stand out as leaders in their field, and I could not be more pleased with the results," says UHS-Pruitt Corporation Chairman & CEO Neil L. Pruitt, Jr.

We couldn’t agree more.

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