Perfect Score,National Honors for Providence Seaside Hospital Extended Care Unit from U.S. News & World Report

March 03, 2012

Providence Seaside Hospital’s Extended Care Unit received national attention this month – and topped it off with a perfect score.
The unit has been named to the 2012 Honor Roll in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes. U.S. News recognizes top-rated facilities in all 50 states, and only one nursing home out of 400 is able to meet the honor roll’s standards. On top of that, Providence Seaside Hospital’s Extended Care Unit received perfect performance ratings from U.S. News over the past year – one of only 39 facilities nationwide.  
“This honor reflects our commitment to excellence in patient care,” says Krista Farnham, chief executive, Providence Seaside Hospital. “Our outstanding team of providers and caregivers work together to ensure that our patients and family members receive the best care, through our compassionate service on the North Coast.”
U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes, defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services. Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. U.S. News updates each nursing home’s ratings data quarterly.

Providence Seaside Hospital’s Extended Care Unit offers an intimate setting for care and rehabilitation designed to increase a patient’s independence and highest level of social, physical and mental functioning. “Because we are a small unit, we are able to offer special attention to our 22 residents in a warm, home-style atmosphere,” says Mary Lee, manager of the Extended Care Unit. “Families of the residents give us the highest compliment by referring us to their friends and relatives. We are honored to receive this award and believe it reflects the commitment of our entire team to exceptional, high-quality health care.”