Birmingham Green Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2013—Birmingham Green has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://bit.ly/XISTsd
The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’s goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.
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.
Pamela Clark, Administrator of the Birmingham Green Nursing Facility, remarked “We are most happy for this recognition from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and U.S. News and World Report. We have a great team here at Birmingham Green that always put the needs of our residents first.”
Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a step-by-step video to guide users in choosing the right nursing home. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and aren’t expected to appear in print.
“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.”
Thomas S. Dodson
SVP, Development & Community Relations
Birmingham Green is a 180-bed skilled nursing facility located in Prince William County and governed under the direction of the Northern Virginia Health Center Commission, a regional organization formed by Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, and the City of Alexandria.
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