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Salter Centers Receive 5-Star Quality Rating by U.S. Government

Aberjona, Winchester & Woburn Receive Highest Quality Measure by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Salter HealthCare, one of Massachusetts’s most trusted leaders in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, today announced that all three of their centers, AberjonaWinchester and Woburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers, have been awarded a 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest possible rating nursing facilities can receive.

The CMS 5-Star Quality Rating System assigns nursing facilities nationwide with a rating between one and five stars, an important guide in determining placement of a patient or for employment. Those with five stars are considered to have superior quality compared to other nursing facilities. Ratings are based on health inspections, quality measures, staffing levels compiled from each community’s annual Massachusetts Department of Public Health survey inspections over the past three years, the average number of hours of care provided to each resident by a member of the Nursing Department, and more than 10 physical and clinical measures.

Earlier this year, CMS added six new quality measures, the most since 2003, making it even more difficult for nursing facilities nationwide to achieve a 5-star rating. These include resident re-hospitalization rates, emergency room use and community discharge designed to ensure patients are receiving the best possible care.

“The data is important, but what really sets us apart is the compassion and high skill level that staff members bring to patient care,” said Bob Driscoll, Chief Operating Officer for Salter HealthCare. “A huge congratulations to our entire teams at each center on the outstanding work they do every day to serve our patients and families, and on this outstanding achievement.”

Salter HealthCare centers provide an array of services, including specialized rehabilitation and post-acute, short-term care programs for those recovering from surgery or hospitalization, comprehensive subacute care for those with acute illnesses or injury as well as long-term, respite and hospice care. Family-owned for the past 60 years, the company remains one of the most trusted skilled nursing providers in New England.

About Salter HealthCare

Founded in 1956, Salter HealthCare is a family owned and operated healthcare provider with a reputation for excellence in the health care community. With three rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Winchester and Woburn, Salter offers specialized rehabilitation programs, short-term care, subacute care, long-term care, skilled nursing and hospice care, as well as respite services. To learn more about Salter HealthCare, call (781) 729-2200 or visit our site.

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