U.S. News & World Report recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center for short-term rehabilitation care

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Skilled Nursing Unit receives highest possible rating

St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), a member of Marshall Health Network, Inc. (MHN), has been recognized in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes ratings for 2024. The U.S. News Best Nursing Homes Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care and Overall ratings offer individuals and families a starting point in their search for a nursing home, whether they are in need of short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or are interested in a home's overall care.

SMMC’s Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU) earned the highest possible rating of High Performing for short-term rehabilitation and received a Best Nursing Home designation. This is the second consecutive year the SMMC SNU has been recognized as High Performing.

“Patients in need of short-term rehabilitation are looking for compassionate care of the highest quality,” said Hoyt Burdick, MD, chief medical officer, MHN. “We are pleased to be able to offer that important care option through St. Mary’s Skilled Nursing Unit, and we appreciate our work being recognized by such a prestigious organization.”

The short-term rehabilitation rating is based on U.S. News’ assessment of ten quality measures focusing on staffing, medical outcomes, resident feedback and processes of care. Short-term rehabilitation patients were defined as those who spent 100 days or fewer at a skilled nursing facility for care needed as a result of a stroke or accident, joint replacement, or other rehabilitation-focused recovery.

For more information, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.