Rae-Ann facilities named to US News best list
Two Rae-Ann skilled nursing facilities in Westlake – Rae-Ann Suburban and Rae-Ann Westlake, as well as a third Rae-Ann facility in Geneva – have been named to the prestigious 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report.
This is the seventh time Rae-Ann Suburban has received this honor, and the third time for Rae-Ann Westlake.
The facilities are part of family-owned Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Inc. Each earned a five-star overall score in the latest evaluation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), placing them in the top ranks of the nation’s 15,000+ nursing homes. Only 15 percent of nursing homes in Ohio earned the five-star designation.
U.S. News assigned each facility a rating, ranging from 1.0 to 5.0, using its own analysis of CMS data. Best Nursing Homes has several enhancements designed to make the ratings more meaningful to consumers than CMS’s star ratings – including evaluating a nursing home’s performance over time by averaging the CMS star ratings over a 12-month period, plus greater emphasis on medical quality measures and on providing rehabilitation services. Only 15 percent of the facilities that U.S. News rated achieved “Top Performing” status by earning a rating of at least 4.5.
“Earning this important designation from U.S. News year after year is a tribute to the exceptional quality of care that our dedicated staff delivers to our residents every day,” stated John Griffiths, owner and administrator. “We are extremely proud to be recognized for our commitment to excellence in patient care.”