GRMC’s subacute receives U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home recognition for 10 years in a row

GRMC’s suåbacute receives U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home recognition for 10 years in a row at Deep Creek Lake, MD

GRMC’s Subacute team members in front row, from left to right are Joni Rounds GNA, Liz Louie RN, Amanda Hall GNA. Back row: Keisha Glotfelty RN, Lori Davis RN LNHA GRMC Subacute Manager; Dr. Kaiser, GRMC Medical Director; Lexus Strawder GNA, Keli Crosco OT, Julie Stemple GNA, Sandra Calling COTA, Emma Waltz PT, and Emily Gombita PTA.

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s subacute unit has once again been recognized as one of the 2024 Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the tenth year that GRMC’s subacute unit has received national recognition.

To be recognized as one of the 2024 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.

“For ten years in a row, our subacute unit has received national recognition in short-term rehabilitation at Garrett Regional Medical Center,” said Mark Boucot, CEO and president of GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “This is an incredible honor and a true testament to the level of care and compassion our subacute team delivers to our patients on a daily basis.”

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.

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.

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