Prentiss Center named one of best nursing homes by US News & World Report
MetroHealth System's Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation has been named to the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes list for 2018-19. More than 15,000 nursing homes were evaluated on data collected about care, safety, health inspections and staffing.
The Prentiss Center ranked "high performing" in both short-stay rehabilitation (a new category this year), and best overall nursing home. Only 736 of the 15,000 facilities that were evaluated received high performing rankings in both categories.
U.S. News used two key areas (staffing and quality) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star rating. Additional clinical data, including falls and ulcer development, was also included in the assessment.
The rating is conducted to help patients make informed decisions when selecting a facility to meet their medical needs.
Proudly wearing his "Dan the Miracel Man" t-shirt, Dan Harper is one of 132 patients currently being cared for at the Prentiss Center.
“I’ve never felt so pampered in my whole life,” says Dan. “I was given two days to live, and here I am."
“He arrived in April, and couldn't get out of bed,” explains Gail Jablonowski, resident enrichment assistant. Today, Dan is out and about, lunching with his family and encouraging others.
Learn more about the great care and amenities offered at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation here.
Pictured with Dan Harper is Asia Townsell, STNA.
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