Nursing Home Earns 5-Star Rating

February 8, 2012

Once again, Minnesota Valley Health Center (MVHC) has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of Best Nursing Homes

“Only 82 nursing homes in Minnesota earned a 5-star ranking from the federal government's  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” said Dori Mutch, LNHA, MVHC Administrator and Executive Director of Senior Services. “This is based on completely objective data gathered during health inspections, our nursing staff, and the quality of our medical care.” 

U.S. News & World Report recognizes top-rated nursing homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home. Of the more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled on the U.S. News website, MVHC was among the fewer than 1 in 8 that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011.

“I am very proud to be a part of this customer/resident-centered organization,” said Mutch. “This 5-star ranking, along with other recognitions we have received over the past several years, is a testament to the dedication and forward-thinking of our long term care team. I am so proud of our organization’s commitment to creating an environment of continuous quality improvement. We all work very hard to make MVHC’s nursing home one of the best - not because of rules or regulations - but because we sincerely desire to think in terms of what is best, right and true for our residents, guests and staff.  Our senior services delivery professionals and paraprofessionals truly hold resident-centered care in the highest of esteem.”

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. 

“More than 3 million Americans will spend part of 2012 in a nursing home, and trying to decide which one is best isn’t easy,” says Avery Comarow, U. S. News & World Report Health Rankings Editor. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.” 

The Minnesota Valley Health Center Nursing Home is nestled in the Minnesota River Valley, in Le Sueur, MN.

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