(St. Paul, MN 12/01/2018)–Episcopal Church Home (ECH) and The Gardens were both recently named among US News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, receiving a ‘high performing’ quality rating for overall care. The ratings evaluate care for a wide range of residents, including long-term residents with chronic needs and short-term patients with rehabilitation needs following a hospital stay.
In 2018, The Gardens received the highest possible five-star overall quality rating from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and ECH received a rating of four stars overall. Both received five out of five stars for high staff to resident ratios. This rating system was key to these care centers being recognized by US News as top performing.
The Gardens also recently achieved a top rank in the State’s Quality Improvement Incentive Program with its second deficiency-free survey based on the hundreds of rules and requirements evaluated related to quality of care and compliance.
Episcopal Church Home was ranked among the best care centers in the state at preventing patient re-hospitalizations. With a newly renovated Transitional Care Unit, short stay quality measures are thriving. Both the number of re-hospitalizations and patient emergency department visits for ECH patients are significantly below state and national averages. Long term care residents also experience better than national and state averages for reduced levels of weight loss, depression, and use of unnecessary medications.
“All of these accomplishments are a team effort among leadership, staff, outside medical professionals, suppliers and consultants. We are proud to know that few places deliver our level of exceptional care and service,” says Steve Mork, Chief Operations Officer, Episcopal Homes.