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Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Scores Perfect Survey for 3rd Straight Year

Mass Department of Public Health Awards Salter Community with Top Indication of Skilled Nursing Facility Excellence

Salter HealthCare, one of Massachusetts’s most trusted leaders in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, today announced that Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has received a coveted deficiency-free survey from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the third straight year, indicating perfect compliance with the Commonwealth’s stringent standards for skilled nursing care. A rarity in Massachusetts, Winchester Rehab is now on an elite list of those providing the highest level of care.

A deficiency-free result in the Commonwealth’s rigorous annual examination is one of the top indications of excellence for nursing facilities. In perhaps the most regulated industry within the Massachusetts and across the nation, nursing facilities are thoroughly surveyed and rated on core criteria including quality care, safety, administration, food service, nursing care and patient rights. The unannounced inspections by representatives from the Department of Public Health are conducted annually. The evaluation, which is conducted by a team consisting of at least one registered nurse and social worker, includes a review of residents’ and patients’ clinical records, a thorough tour of the facility, and interviews with residents, patients, family members, and staff members.

“Every day our staff dedicate themselves to improving the quality of life for our residents. From our direct caregivers to maintenance and food service, it takes a strong team to ensure our residents receive the absolute highest level of care possible and excellent clinical outcomes,” said Bob Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer for Salter HealthCare. “For over 40 years, Winchester Rehab has been providing the best rehabilitation and long-term care in the Greater Boston area and it is truly an honor to continue to be recognized by the Department of Public Health.”

Throughout its history, Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has received a host of accolades. Most recently, they were the recipients of the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Nursing Home, were named a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report and received a prestigious 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides a host of short and long-term care services for those recovering from surgery or dealing with acute illnesses or injury after hospitalization. The Center performs physical, occupational and speech therapy seven days a week by licensed, in-house staff. In addition, recreational therapy is provided daily for both short and long-term residents.

For more information about Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 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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