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Salter HealthCare Communities Receive 2017 Women’s Choice Award As Some of America’s Best Nursing Homes

Salter HealthCare, one of Massachusetts’s most trusted leaders in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, today announced that Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and Woburn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center have been named some of America’s Best Nursing Homes by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Winchester & Woburn Rehabilitation & Nursing Centers are recognized as being in the top 10% of nursing homes in Massachusetts and within the top 6% nationally of all nursing homes.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. The Women’s Choice Award helps individuals and families make educated decisions about where to find the best care by evaluating results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) five-star rating system. The methodology for the award is unique in that it also assesses primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

America’s Best Nursing Homes have received four or five star ratings in the following four categories and must have a combined total of at least 18 stars to be chosen. The CMS rating categories are:

  • General staffing
  • Registered nurse staffing
  • Quality Rating
  • Inspection survey rating

Award-winning facilities must have at least 25 residents, Medicare certification, no recent history of penalties or fines and full sprinkler systems.

“Choosing an extended care facility can be a very difficult and emotional decision,” said Delia Passi founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “As women make the majority of healthcare decisions, our award helps daughters and other female family members find a quality facility to care for a loved one.”

Approximately 1.4 million American seniors live in elder care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This award further affirms that through all aspects of skilled nursing care and rehabilitation, our nurses, therapists and clinical staff consistently deliver some of the best care in Massachusetts,” said Robert Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer for Salter HealthCare. “Our goal is always to provide the best possible care to patients from the moment they walk in the door to the time they return home. Through state-of-the-art rehab, patient education and clinical care we work with patients and families to ensure they stay healthy regardless of their diagnosis.”

For more information on the 2017 America’s Best Nurses Homes, visit

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

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