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U.S. News & World Report Names Bethel Health Care Center a 2020-21 Best Nursing Home


Bethel Health Care Center is among the top U.S. skilled nursing facilities recognized as a 2020-21 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report. The Center earned the distinction of Best Nursing Home by achieving a rating of “High-Performing,” the highest possible rating for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the exemplary performance of our team members,” said Marvin Ostreicher, president of National Health Care Associates, an affiliate of Bethel Health Care Center. “Our team works tirelessly to provide quality, compassionate care to our residents and keeping safety as our highest priority.”

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.

“We are proud to be recognized for the high-quality services and care that we deliver to our residents every day, said Rich DeMio, administrator at Bethel Health Care Center. “Our team of dedicated clinicians and professionals have risen to meet unprecedented challenges this year, and this distinction attests to their commitment and care for our residents and families.”

“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

For more information about U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ranking, visit U.S. News 2020-21 Best Nursing Homes.