Meridian Health Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

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Meridian Health Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities at Brick, Ocean Grove, Shrewsbury, Bayshore Health Care Center and Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall, all members of Meridian Health, have received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual "Best Nursing Homes."

We are extremely proud of our continued strong performance reflected in these ratings," said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. "We believe our five star ratings speak to the collaborative efforts of our physicians, nurses, and team members overall who are focused every day on providing excellent care for our patients."

Everyday families across the country are faced with the difficult decision of finding a nursing home to care for their loved one. Reassurance that the Meridian facilities have received the highest overall rating of five stars in the country.

The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. The goal of the annual ratings is to help users find a nursing home with a strong track record of good care.

"Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality."

Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories - health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care - and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013.

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