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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.
About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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