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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, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

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