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SKILLED NURSING FACILITY RECEIVES TOP RATING FOR RESIDENT CARE

Once again, the county’s Skilled Nursing Facility has achieved a five-star rating for quality of resident care as part of the latest Nursing Home Compare from Medicare.gov.

The Wyoming County Community Health System announced the news Wednesday, Jan. 29. The SNF has achieved a possible five-out-of-five rating for quality for the past 2 1/2 years straight.

“Achieving a five-star rating is a true validation of the standard of excellence in quality and specialized care given to every resident at WCCHS,” the health system wrote in a Facebook post.

The rating is something that the facility constantly strives for, said Justin Bayliss, director of Reimbursement/Quality and SNF Rehabilitation at Wyoming County Community Health System

“Overall for the facility it means we do an excellent job of taking care of our residents, in every aspect of their daily lives here,” Bayless said during a phone interview.

The data for the skilled nursing facility is available at medicare.gov/nursing-homecompare. The star rating system helps guide consumers to nursing homes in a given area. Ratings are based on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ health inspection database, the Payroll-Based Journal system, Minimum Data Set national database, and Medicare claims data.

The quality of resident care measures factor in both short-and-long-stay residents. All measures are listed, along with their data collection period, at medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/Data/About.html.

All of the skilled nursing facility staff’s hard work has paid off with WCCHS falling into the top ratings, Bayliss said – five stars denote “much above average” on the medicare.gov page. Staff will continue to strive for improvement, however they find that may be, per speaking with residents.

“The staff has really taken pride in providing that (quality care) to our residents,” Bayliss asid. “It’s a total team effort. We share the results with the residents, we meet with them at the resident council meeting to let them know how we’re doing compared to other facilities and we always ask for their input.”

The SNF is a 138-bed facility at 400 North Main St. in Warsaw. Ratings do not reflect the adult daycare program.

For more on the skilled nursing facility, see wcchs.net/our-services/skilled-nursing-facility/.

Also in Warsaw, the East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was given four stars for quality measures.

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