WMC Ranked "Best Nursing Home" by US News and World Report
November 2017 - Wrangell Medical Center’s Long-Term Care has received an overall rating of “Top Performing” in a recent ranking of nursing homes by US News and World Report.
The rankings were published at the end of October with WMC listed as just one of six nursing homes in Alaska to receive this top designation. WMC was also the only ‘very small’ facility in Southeast Alaska named as a “Best Nursing Home” in the study.
US News uses a number of factors to rank nursing homes including the facility’s CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) survey results from the last three surveys, nurse staffing - daily time patients receive from the nursing staff, and 18 different hospital-reported quality measures.
Only one nursing home facility, Providence Valdez Medical Center, scored better on the most recent CMS survey, and WMC was the only facility in the top six who showed consistent improvement over the last three surveys.
Prior to the US News ranking, WMC received a 5-Star ranking on CMS’s Nursing Home Compare website. This is the second year in a row that WMC has been listed as a 5-Star facility. "Not only am I proud of the great work that is being done by our team, but the surveyors have recognized it again as well," remarked CEO, Robert Rang upon release of the 2017 rankings.
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