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U.S. News & World Report Names Green Hills Health Care Center Among Best in Iowa

January 03, 2023 | News Releases | Reading Time 3:00 Minutes

MEDIA CONTACT: Bailey Sherburne Marketing Coordinator, Green Hills Community 515-357-5000

Ames, IA – Green Hills Health Care Center has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in their 13th year, assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals about where to receive short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.

Green Hills Health Care Center rated 5-Star Quality Care by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Green Hills Health Care Center is the only 5-Star Rated Health Care Center in Story County.

Green Hills Health Care Center Administrator, Jessica Walker, states “At Green Hills, our goal is to leave a lasting impression on those lives we’ve touched – our residents, their families, and guests of our Health Care Center. We strive for excellence in every aspect of caring for our residents. This recognition from U.S News & World Report is evidence of our success.”

For 2022-2023, U. S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing and health inspections. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations. “Choosing the right nursing home based on care needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News.

“The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.”

The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both short- and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of a home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections, and making sure residents can return home.

About Green Hills Health Care Center

Green Hills Health Care Center offers long-term care and Medicare-certified skilled nursing, as well as professional Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Aqua Therapy on an inpatient and outpatient short-term basis. To learn more, please call 515-357-5000 or visit www.GreenHillsRC.com.