Medical Center's Long Term Care Earns Five Stars x3
by Greene County Medical Center - September 1, 2017
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 2017.
The ratings are updated quarterly and rank overall quality, health inspection, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing. LTC received 5 stars (the highest ranking) for overall quality, general staffing and RN staffing. They received 4 stars for health inspection and 3 stars for quality measures.
Long Term Care Director Lori Harrah noted, “LTC continues to work diligently to enhance care that enhances the lives of every resident.” She also noted, “This most recent five star ranking in three categories is evidence of our staff’s continued 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 prepared and submitted to CMS by certified MDS coordinator Deb Schoon. Schoon also recently earned the designation for Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator. Data is compiled by many, including Schoon, LTC social worker Monica Peitz, LTC director Lori Harrah, LTC activities director Sue Ann Blackburn and nutritional and dietitian staff Annemarie Nestingen and Lori Sayre.