U.S. News & World Report has identified Good Samaritan Society – Northwood Retirement Community as a high performing facility in short-term care, a new category created by U.S. News this year.
U.S. News analyzes data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine a facility’s rating. For its new short-term category, U.S. News rates a facility’s quality of care for patients who stay less than 100 hundred days across nine quality measures. Factors include staffing levels, rate of hospital readmissions, complaints and the amount and quality of physical rehabilitative care.
“We are very honored and blessed to receive this distinction,” Diane Jones, administrator, says. “We always want and strive for the best for our residents for whatever level of care they might need.”
The Northwood Good Samaritan Center opened in Feb. 1969 with 72 skilled nursing beds. The need for more space became apparent just a few years later and 36 more beds were added in 1971. Today, Good Samaritan Society – Northwood Retirement Community offers a continuum of care for seniors including senior apartments, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and outpatient therapy, skilled nursing care, memory care, respite care