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CMS Gives Five Stars to Medical Center's Long Term Care Again!

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Greene County Medical Center’s Long Term Care (LTC) facility has maintained its five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare for the third straight year now.  The facility received its first series of five-star ratings in July 2017, and again in June 2018.  The most recent rating is a mid-year quarterly rating through January 1, 2019.   

The ratings are updated quarterly and rank overall quality, health inspection, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing.  In the most recent report, published on the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) websites on February 27, LTC received 5 stars (the highest ranking) for overall quality, general staffing and RN staffing.  They received 4 stars for health inspection and quality measures.  

Long Term Care Director Lori Harrah noted, “This most recent report really exemplifies that staff members in Long Term Care are committed and consistent in the care they provide all of our residents.”    

Greene County Medical Center’s reporting is prepared and submitted to CMS by certified MDS coordinator Deb Schoon.  Data is compiled by many, including Schoon, LTC director Lori Harrah, LTC social worker Brittany Gunn, LTC activities director Sue Ann Blackburn and nutritional and dietitian staff Annemarie Laughery and Lori Sayre.  

Chief Nursing Officer Katie Heldt stated, “The regularity of these five star ratings is confirmation that our facility is consistent in the high standards of our staff.  I am very proud of the entire Long Term Care team.”   

The CMS Nursing Home Compare report has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country and is based on outcomes of state health inspections over the most recent 36-month period; staffing ratios are derived from CMS Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports and quality measures based on MDS assessments.