Long Term Care Facility Earns Five Stars

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Greene County Medical Center’s Long Term Care (LTC) facility received a very favorable report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Five-Star ratings for July 2016.

The ratings are updated monthly and rank overall quality, health inspection, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing.  LTC received 5 stars (the highest ranking) for both staffing categories; 4 stars for quality measures and overall quality; and 3 stars for health inspection. 

Long Term Care Director Lori Harrah noted, “LTC has worked diligently to enhance care and provide activities that enhance the lives of every resident.”  She also noted, “The most recent star rankings are evidence of our staff commitment to make LTC a quality, safe home for those living here.”

The 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.

Greene County Medical Center’s reporting is coordinated by certified MDS coordinator Deb Schoon.   Schoon also recently earned the designation for Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator.   Schoon, LTC social worker Monica Peitz, LTC director Lori Harrah, LTC activities director Sue Ann Blackburn and nutritional and dietician staff Amy Becker and Lori Sayre work together to compile the required data that is then sent to the CMS database.  Schoon noted, “This is definitely a team effort.”