Benedictine St. Gertrude’s recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” reportJanuary 24, 2022
St. Gertrude’s part of the Benedictine, a leading faith-based provider of senior care and living services in the Midwest, received the top High-Performing recognition for long-term care category and for the category of short-stay rehabilitation, as noted in the recently released 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report “Best Nursing Homes” report.
The ratings are based on U. S. News and World Report’s own in-depth analysis of data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and focused on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints, and processes of care. More than 15,000 nursing homes across the country were evaluated and rated them for quality in two different areas: short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
The short-term rehabilitation rating is based on care provided to residents who spent 100 days or fewer at a skilled nursing facility for care needed as a result of a stroke or accident, joint replacement or other rehabilitation-focused recovery. The long-term car rating evaluates care provided to residents who spent more than 100 days at a nursing home and included the above quality measures plus appropriate use of some medications.
In addition to these measures, this year’s rating methodology included an emphasis on nursing homes meeting certain standards of patient safety which included a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate (greater than 75 percent), overuse of antipsychotic drugs and frequent visits to the emergency department among other criteria.
“Our associates at Benedictine St. Gertrude’s are dedicated to provide high quality of the care and services. Receiving this national recognition of their efforts honors their hard work and commitment to our residents,” said Quentin Berzins, executive director.
“At the heart of Benedictine’s Mission is serving those in need within our Core Values of hospitality, stewardship, respect and justice. Congratulations and thank you to Megan Diamond, administrator and the associates at Benedictine St. Gertrude’s for their hard work and dedication to living our Core Values in providing quality, compassionate care to those they serve daily,” said Jerry Carley, Benedictine president/CEO.