Five buildings have joined the ranks of Signature centers with five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS is the federal agency tasked with nursing home oversight. A five-star rating is the highest rating a center can receive.
The newly named five-star buildings are: Mayfair Manor, Danville Centre for Health & Rehab, SHC of Chillicothe, Morgantown Care & Rehab and The Bridge at Highland.
Signature has continually worked to improve the quality of care provided in its buildings, which has translated to better CMS ratings. In late February, two dozen SHC facilities were named to this year’s U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Nursing Homes’ list based on CMS star ratings.
At the end of September, Signature had 27 buildings with five-star ratings and 21 buildings with four-star ratings. Signature has more than tripled its number of four- and five-star buildings, from 15 in January 2009, which is roughly when CMS launched the Nursing Home Compare ratings system, to its current 48.
Under the five-star rating system, nursing homes are assessed in three main categories: health inspections, quality measures and staffing. The overall rating combines scores received in each of the three categories.
The system is intended to help consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and identify areas about which they would like to learn more. For more, visit CMS’ nursing home compare website by clicking HERE.
Data courtesy of Terry Martell, Clinical Software Analyst, Signature HealthCARE