Volume 51, Number 36

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pickett Care & Rehabilitation Center receives high ranking in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 Best Nursing Homes

Pickett Care & Rehabilitation Center receives high ranking  in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 Best Nursing HomesPickett Care & Rehabilitation Center has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Best Nursing Homes, available online at www.usnews.com/nursinghomes.
The rankings highlight facilities across the nation providing high-quality care and are a worthwhile tool for millions of elderly Americans and their families in search of a nursing home.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes profiles more than 15,000 facilities and ranks them by state, using data and quality ratings from the federal government. The rankings are updated quarterly.
The rankings rely on information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces quality standards for all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. Homes receive an overall rating of one to five stars from the government based on the number of stars earned in three other categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.
“It was a pleasant surprise find our name listed among the best homes nationally,” said Jeff Amonett, Administrator.
“It is such a blessing to have great people working toward a common goal. Signature HeathCARE has provided wonderful guidance and we always have solid support from Dr. Mason and the staff at Byrdstown Medical Center. Of course none of the honors could be achieved without the wonderful group of folks who work at Pickett Care & Rehab."
Facilities that ranked highest in Best Nursing Homes 2011 earned overall five-star ratings. Only about one home in seven met this standard.
“Choosing a nursing home for your parent or loved one is incredibly difficult,” says Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor at U.S. News & World Report. “Homes at the top of our rankings have repeatedly shown high quality and deserve consideration.”
Signature HealthCARE is a leading provider of long term care services in the Eastern and Southeastern United States, operating 72 communities in seven states with more than 12,000 employees. Signature’s organizational culture is founded on three pillars: intra-preneurship, learning and spirituality. For more information, visit us at www.signaturehealthcarellc.com.

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