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1/8/2021
Helene King
410-601-2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org

U.S. News & World Report Names Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital a 2020-21 Best Nursing Home

Best Nursing Homes US News 2021Baltimore, MD – Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital is among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

Levindale earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for short-term rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those centers that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“Levindale is very proud to have earned this prestigious distinction from U.S. News & World Report. Being recognized with this honor is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication that Levindale team members demonstrate every day,” says Deborah Graves, president and chief operating officer of Levindale. “Taking care of the patients’ physical needs is only one part of the equation. For our teams, treating our patients with dignity, compassion and respect is just as important.”

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.

“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” says Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

For more information behind both U.S. News ratings please refer to the FAQ.

About Levindale
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of health care in Maryland. In addition to Levindale, LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of BaltimoreNorthwest HospitalCarroll Hospital and related subsidiaries and affiliates.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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