St. John’s Medical Center is pleased to announce thatUS News and World Report designated St. John’s Living Center as a “Best Nursing Home”
for 2018-2019. St. John’s Living Center is in the top 5% of all
15,000 nursing homes in the country, having
earned the highest ratings in the subcategories that make up the overall rating.
US News rates nursing homes from “high performing” to “poor”
in two categories: Overall and Short-Stay Rehabilitation. To be named
a “Best Nursing Home,” a facility needs to be rated as “high
performing” in one category
and rated as “average” or better in the other. St. John’s
Living Center was rated as “high performing” in both categories.
“These ratings validate the efforts we have taken to provide the
highest quality care and living environment to our residents, whether
they are here for long-term care or brief rehabilitation,” said
St. John’s CEO Paul Beaupré, MD. “As we move forward
with planning for our new long-term care facility, Sage Living, we look
forward to continuing this outstanding level of care in an updated physical
The data that
US News used are similar to the overall star ratings developed by the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), but the methodology to determine
the ratings is not exactly the same. The
US News list is even more selective. Only 1,844 nursing homes received an overall
“high performing” rating by
US News, as compared to 4,303 nursing homes that received a 5-star rating by CMS.
“This recognition is a testament to the commitment of our community,
our staff (both at the Living Center and St. John's Medical Center),
our board of trustees, and the Foundation,” said Malenda Hoelscher,
executive director of senior living at St. John’s Living Center.
“Without them, it would be very challenging to have the success
the Living Center has experienced in the areas of quality and outcomes,
and to do so in both long-term care and short-stay rehabilitation.”
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT US NEWS NURSING HOME RATINGS
The US News Overall Ratings assign each eligible nursing home a rating
from high performing to poor. This rating evaluates the care of a wide
range of resident conditions at the nursing home, including both long-term
chronic care and shorter term rehabilitation. The data used to evaluate
these homes come from the federal Nursing Home Compare program, and incorporate
the nurse staffing, health inspection, and quality measures star ratings.
In addition to these measures, nursing homes were assessed based on the
appropriateness of the therapy minutes provided to their residents as
well as the consistency of their reported nurse staffing across self-reported
and payroll-based reporting systems. All facilities with an overall star
rating in the July 2018 Nursing Home Compare data set and staffing ratings
in either the April 2018 or July 2018 Nursing Home Compare data sets received
a US News Overall Rating.
For details of the US News methodology and to view a graphic of the ratings
process, please read the
FAQ and the