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Levindale Receives High Rankings in U.S. News Media Group's 2011 Best Nursing Homes
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Best Nursing Homes, available online at www.usnews.com/nursinghomes.
The rankings highlight facilities across the nation which provide high-quality care and are a tool for millions of elderly Americans and their families in search of a nursing home.
U.S. News's Best Nursing Homes profiles more than 15,000 centers and ranks them by state, using data and quality ratings from the federal government. The rankings are updated quarterly.
The rankings rely on information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces quality standards for all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. Long-term care centers receive an overall rating of one to five stars from the government based on the number of stars earned in three other categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.
Facilities that ranked highest in Best Nursing Homes 2011 earned overall five-star ratings. Only about one home in seven met this standard.
"Choosing a nursing home for your parent or loved one is incredibly difficult," says Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor at U.S. News & World Report. "Homes at the top of our rankings have repeatedly shown high quality and deserve consideration."
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, which is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Northwest Baltimore. It includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit http://www.lifebridgehealth.org.