The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently released their first ever national ranking for all 15,421 Skilled Nursing Facilities (in-patient short-term physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes) in the country based on their success in avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.
Studies have shown that it greatly benefits frail and elderly patients to be treated in-place and avoid the ping-pong back and forth from the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to the hospital to receive care and treatment. For this reason, a major emphasis has been put on SNF’s nationally to raise their clinical standards and capabilities to be able to properly treat patients in-house when their health takes a turn for the worse.
It is worth noting that two local family owned and operated Skilled Nursing Facilities, with common ownership and management, have scored in the top ranking nationally in this inaugural ranking release. Central Island Healthcare (Plainview) and Daleview Care Center (Farmingdale) have both scored a SNF Program Rank of number one for avoiding unnecessary rehospitalizations. This is in addition to both facilities already scoring high rankings in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Five-Star Quality Rating, the overall government rating given to Skilled Nursing Facilities based on their health inspections, staffing levels and quality measures.
“It takes a village to deliver a high level of care and service, and I am very proud of all of our staff—our physicians, medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical staff who all worked very hard to make this happen,” said Executive Director Michael Ostreicher. “I am happy for them that they are being recognized for their efforts. However, it doesn’t stop here. We will continue to work hard to constantly grow and improve our services and capabilities.”
—Submitted by Central Island Healthcare and Daleview Care Center