NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Newsweek has recognized four of the health system’s skilled-nursing facilities in its third annual “Best Nursing Homes 2022” rankings. The rankings were evaluated against a number of indicators, including key performance data, reputation surveys, 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 450 top facilities across 25 states, recognizing 55 post-acute care facilities in New York State.
Facilities recognized as best nursing homes in New York State include:
“Newsweek’s recognition of our skilled-nursing facilities is a testament to the high-quality care we provide to each and every one of our patients and residents,” said Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care at NYC Health + Hospitals Maureen E. McClusky, FACHE, LNHA. “Making the decision to transition someone to a skilled-nursing facility can be a difficult and daunting choice to make, but our passionate, expert teams have created healthy communities in each of our facilities that make that decision a little easier for families and loved ones. We thank our passionate skilled-nursing facility staff who make this all a reality.”
“This recognition is not accomplished by one person’s hard work, but instead by the support of an interdisciplinary team including nurses, physicians, social workers, dieticians, physical therapists, and support staff,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur CEO Susan A. Sales, FACHE.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized once again by Newsweek as one of the top Nursing Homes in New York State,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler CEO Robert K. Hughes. “I am extremely proud of our record of sustained excellence in the quality of care and quality of life provided to those we serve. This recognition reflects the unwavering commitment and heartfelt compassion displayed by our staff on a daily basis.”
“To be recognized again as one of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes is a true honor,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View CEO Matthew D. Levy. “The Sea View staff have once again proved that even during the hardest of times, they rise to the needs of our residents. It is that dedication that has me so proud of each and every one of our staff members. Without that commitment we could not have achieved this honor”.
“We are excited to be named to Newsweek’s “Top Nursing Homes” list,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter CEO Floyd R. Long. “Earning this notable ranking for several years consecutively, validates our statements to the public that Carter provides optimal skilled care with the highest quality outcomes and excellent patient/family experiences. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to expanding services to remain a top nursing home for years to come.”
NYC Health + Hospitals currently has 1,666 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.
“As the population ages, it’s critically important that all New Yorkers have access to long-term care services. Thanks to NYC Health + Hospitals, people can get affordable, high quality care,” said Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried. “I congratulate NYC Health + Hospitals, especially the direct care workers serving patients across the City in this extraordinarily difficult time, for this important recognition.”
“Our nursing homes are crucial for the health and wellbeing of our senior citizens. Our nursing homes and the quality of care they provide have been even more crucial than ever over the course of the pandemic,” said Assembly Member Michael J. Cusick. “I am thrilled that NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View ranked third in the state’s best nursing homes. The great work that the staff and administration do for their residents has been recognized and I am proud to have such an excellent facility right here in my district.”
“I commend NYC Health + Hospitals’ Dr. Mitchell Katz and Coler for their 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.”
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.
New York State has over 600 nursing homes.
To learn more about Newsweek’s “Best Nursing Homes 2022” rankings, visits the ranking’s website.
The NYC Health + Hospitals Post-Acute Care is comprised of five skilled nursing facilities, a long-term acute care hospital and three adult day healthcare programs. There are a total of 2,099 inpatient beds in the SNFs and LTACH and approximately 30,000 visits per year in the ADHCs. Carter, Coler, Gouverneur and Seaview have all consistently earned Four & Five Star Ratings awarded by CMS. In addition, Gouverneur and Seaview have been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes in NY 2018-2019.
About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.