Nov 18, 2021
NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that U.S. News has rated three of the health system’s skilled-nursing facilities as high performing. NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur earned ‘Best Nursing Homes’ status by achieving a rating of ‘high performing,’ the highest possible rating, for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler and NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View earned the same distinction for long-term care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy the assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. Only 13 percent of all U.S. skilled-nursing homes received this distinction by U.S. News.
“NYC Health + Hospitals is proud to be recognized by U.S. News’ “Best Nursing Homes” ratings, as we continue to provide high-quality and compassionate care to our patients and residents,” said Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care at NYC Health + Hospitals Maureen E. McClusky, FACHE, LNHA, MA. “This is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff as we continue the fight against COVID-19.”
“We are extremely honored to be recognized by US News as one of the Best Nursing Homes,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler CEO Robert K. Hughes. “We are especially proud of the overall rating of 5 out of 5 and to by recognized as High Performing in the long-term care category. The selfless dedication of Coler’s staff is on display each and every day as they take care of the wellbeing and happiness of our residents, and it’s reflected in this recognition.”
“It’s an honor to be considered among the best nursing homes in the country,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur CEO Susan Sales. “The recognition confirms our staff provides our residents with the highest quality care each day.”
“I am humbled by the acknowledgement from U.S. News. The staff at Sea View have worked tirelessly to not only meet but exceed the industry standards,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View CEO Matthew Levy. “Maintaining these high standards during the global pandemic has had unique challenges but once again, the Sea View family has risen to the occasion to be a leader in quality, care and compassion.”
Now in its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.
“U.S. News takes pride in providing relevant, up-to-date information when making any sort of health care decision,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “Profiles now include resident and staff COVID-19 vaccination rates alongside information on how to pay for a facility. This important information can help families, residents and caregivers make a decision that keeps safety and accessibility at the highest priority.”
“As the population ages, it’s critically important that all New Yorkers have access to long-term care services. Thanks to Health + Hospitals, people can get affordable, high quality care, said Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried. “I congratulate Health + Hospitals, especially the direct care workers serving patients across the City in this extraordinarily difficult time, for this important recognition.”
“Our City’s healthcare system and individual facilities, especially nursing homes, have been tested thoroughly over the last two years. I know first-hand that throughout that time NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler has not stopped working hard and doing the best they can to keep patients safe and comfortable,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “It’s great to see U.S News and World Report recognizing that work and letting the public know. Congratulations to NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler and may they keep up the good work.”
The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The long-term care rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
NYC Health + Hospitals currently has more than 2,000 patients in its post-acute long-term care facilities. Patients in this group come from all over New York City, and range in ages from 18 to over 100.