Oct 01, 2020
NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Newsweek has recognized four of the health system’s skilled-nursing facilities in its second annual “Best Nursing Homes” rankings. The rankings were evaluated against a number of indicators, including key performance data, peer recommendations, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rankings are designed to assist patients and their families in making informed decisions about where to receive their long-term and post-acute care. For the rankings, Newsweek identified 400 top facilities across 20 states, recognizing 70 post-acute care facilities in New York State.
Facilities recognized as best nursing homes include:
“Newsweek’s recognition of our skilled-nursing facilities further validates the quality care we provide to residents in our facilities,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “We understand how important and difficult making decisions about long-term care can be, and we stand ready to provide comprehensive, expert care to all who require it. Each and every person that seeks support at one of our post-acute care facilities are treated with compassion and respect, while receiving expert healthcare, easing loved one’s minds during their care.”
“NYC Health + Hospitals is proud to be recognized again on Newsweek’s “Best Nursing Homes” ranking, which further emphasizes the care we deliver all patients and residents,” said Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care at NYC Health + Hospitals Maureen E. McClusky, FACHE, LNHA. “The COVID-19 pandemic created particular challenges for all nursing homes across the country, but our skilled-nursing facilities not only ensured all safety protocols were followed, but that family and friends were still able to connect with their loved ones safely during the uncertain times. That’s the compassion we promise at NYC Health + Hospitals.”
“We’re very proud and appreciative of how our staff have continued to provide excellent care worthy of this Newsweek recognition as one of New York State’s best nursing homes,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur CEO Susan A. Sales, FACHE. “This distinction also demonstrates the effectiveness of an entire team working together, including frontline and support staff, to ensure that our residents receive excellent and attentive care in a safe environment.”
“We are once again honored to be recognized by Newsweek as one of the best nursing homes in the State,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler CEO Robert K. Hughes. “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 is a great honor to be recognized by Newsweek, as of one of the best nursing homes in the State,” NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View CEO Matthew D. Levy. Staff at Sea View have proven time and time again how dedicated they are to our residents and it is without a doubt that this recognition reflects that commitment to our core mission.”
“For the 2nd consecutive year, we have achieved recognition as the one of Newsweek’s “Best Nursing Homes,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter CEO Floyd R. Long. “The designation for 2021 validates the hard work and commitment of our staff to provide quality care and a positive resident experience throughout the year. As CEO, I am proud to serve the city through the public health system’s post-acute care service line. I am excited about our future efforts to maintain this designation while improving the lives of our residents and their families.”
NYC Health + Hospitals currently has 2,200 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.
“I commend NYC Health + Hospitals’ Mitchell Katz and Coler for their 2021 ranking in Newsweek for the “Best Nursing Homes,” said Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright. “Through the height of the COVID-19 crisis, we appreciate the engagement of the residents and administration in establishing a Coler Task Force. Patients and residents deserve the best care in a professional setting by compassionate caregivers, and Coler is exemplary of the NYC Health + Hospitals vision to be a health system that enables New Yorkers to live their healthiest lives. There are still many challenges ahead, and we are ready to work together to overcome them.”
“The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is often fraught with uncertainty or confusion. Family members find themselves asking many questions, wanting to ensure that their loved one will be safe and cared for with dignity and respect. Over these past few months we have been reminded of the difficulties that come with caring for our most vulnerable. During these challenging times we have been blessed with nursing homes that have caring and dedicated staff members there to meet the needs of its residents. Congratulations to NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View for being named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes. I commend NYC Health + Hospitals’ and its dedicated staff who have been on the front lines for having made this recognition from Newsweek possible,” said Senator Andrew Lanza.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter, Coler, Gouverneur, and Seaview earned a five-star CMS rating, which designates them among the top 10 percent of skilled nursing facilities in the country. Additionally, NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter, Coler, and Seaview are ranked in the top 1st quintile in the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Nursing Home Quality Pool. Results in the NYS DOH ranking are based on quality measures, compliance and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in the long-term care population.
According to Newsweek, by 2030, the 65+ demographic will account for more than 20 percent of U.S. residents, and studies say that 70 percent of them will need some kind of long-term care.
New York State has over 600 nursing homes.
To learn more about Newsweek’s “Best Nursing Homes 2021” rankings, visits the ranking’s website.
To take virtual tours of each of NYC Health + Hospitals’ skilled nursing facilities, visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/virtual-tours-for-post-acute-facilities/.