Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Subacute Unit Recognized as One of the Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report

Jan 10, 2023

GRMC’s Subacute team members from left to right: Melany Platter GNA, activities coordinator; Keisha Glotfelty RN; Elizabeth Getz GNA; Amanda Bow, GNA; Lori Davis RN, LNHA, director of subacute; Margaret Kaiser MD, subacute medical director; Sherry Lewis RN; Kim McFadden, social work services; Emily Gombita PTA; Sandra Calling COTA; Keli Crosco OT.

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s subacute unit has been recognized as one of the 2022-2023 Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the ninth year that GRMC’s subacute unit has received national recognition.

To be recognized as one of the 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes, a home must have received a ‘high performing’ or five out of five-performance rating for short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, or both. Of the 15,178 facilities evaluated by U.S. News, GRMC is one of 1,658 facilities awarded this distinction.

“This incredible recognition is due to our amazing staff, who strive each day to treat our patients like family,” said Mark Boucot, CEO and president of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital. “For the ninth year in a row, our subacute team’s ongoing commitment and hard work make them very deserving of this award.”

GRMC’s subacute unit received a high-performing rating in short-term rehabilitation. This rating evaluates the quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay, such as after a stroke, heart attack, infection, or accidental injury. The short-term rehabilitation rating is based on U.S. News’ assessment of ten quality measures focusing on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints, and processes of care.

“We provide complex care and rehabilitation education during a patient’s stay, which may be a few days or several weeks,” said Lori Davis, RN, and director of subacute. “As a department, we strive to provide our subacute patients with positive experiences in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Our staff is very compassionate and dedicated to helping each patient reach his or her goals.”

Since their inception in 2009, the U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.

GRMC’s subacute care department is a ten-bed unit designed for patients who require complex care or rehabilitation. Serving between 350 to 400 patients annually, the unit offers a home-like atmosphere with its own dining area, activity room, and laundry facility to provide patients with the care and education needed to function when they return home.

For more information on Garrett Regional Medical Center, visit https://www.grmc-wvumedicine.org.