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Newsweek Recognizes Four NYC Health + Hospitals Post-Acute Care Facilities as "Best Nursing Homes" in New York

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur is ranked second in the state; NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler is ranked fifth

Rankings are designed to assist patients and their families in making informed decisions about where to receive their long-term, post-acute care

Recognition builds on health system's transformation efforts

Oct 23, 2019

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Newsweek had recognized four NYC Health + Hospitals post-acute care facilities in its first ranking of “Best Nursing Homes” across twenty states. The rankings were based on information from two sources: recommendations from medical experts and nursing home performance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The rankings are designed to assist patients and their families in making informed decisions about where to receive their long-term care and post-acute care. In total, the 20 state lists contained 406 unique nursing homes, from three in Missouri to 63 in New York. For the rankings, Newsweek analyzed over 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S. and recognized 63 post-acute care facilities in New York State.

Facilities recognized as best nursing homes include:

“We are incredibly proud of Newsweek’s recognition of NYC Health + Hospitals’ post-acute care facilities,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “The ranking helps to emphasis the quality of care we provide to residents at our post-acute care facilities as they seek rehabilitation or long-term care.”

“The Newsweek rankings of our post-acute facilities confirm what we’ve known all along – that we provide comprehensive, accessible, and comfortable care to those in need of long-term post-acute care,” said Maureen E. McClusky, FACHE, LNHA, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care. “NYC Health + Hospitals acknowledges the important decision families and loved ones make when transitioning someone to post-acute care.”

“This recognition is not accomplished by one person’s hard work, but instead by the direct care provided by an ecosystem of nurses, nurse aides, physicians, physical therapists and dieticians,” said Susan A. Sales, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur.

“As the population ages, it’s critically important that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, quality long-term care services,” said Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried. “I congratulate NYC Health + Hospitals, especially the direct care workers serving patients across the City, for this important recognition.”

“Congratulations to NYC Health + Hospitals for being recognized by Newsweek for their expertise in post-acute care and nursing home services,” said State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee. “I am so proud that New Yorkers in need have top-rated options in our City offered by our remarkable public health care system.”

NYC Health + Hospitals currently has 1,265 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 32 to 104.

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. The oldest baby boomers are already in their 70s.

New York State has over 600 nursing homes.