BANGOR, Maine — Katahdin Health Care is recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top 39 nursing homes in the nation out of 15,500 reviewed.
“We are honored that Katahdin Health Care is being represented as one of the best in the nation,” commented Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, vice president of EMHS Continuum of Care. “We are proud of our team of professionals at Katahdin that provide each resident with exceptional care in a safe and comfortable home.”
The 2012 US News Honor Roll for Best Nursing Homes selected facilities that received four straight quarters of perfect five star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the three areas of health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. The CMS Five Star Quality Rating System was developed to help potential residents, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and assist in identifying important areas when choosing the right facility.
According to CMS, during a nursing home inspection, the state looks at many aspects of quality. The inspection team observes resident care processes, staff/resident interaction, and environment. The team also interviews a sample of residents, family members, caregivers, and administrative staff.
Visit health.usnews.com for a complete list of the 2012 Honor Roll of Best Nursing Homes. For more information on CMS nursing home inspections, go to www.medicare.gov/nursing/aboutinspections.asp.