Horsham rehabilitation center receives five-star rating
email@example.com Staff and residents at Luther Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horsham are celebrating Pennsylvania’s recognition of their high standards. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which evaluates conditions and staff at all Pennsylvania nursing and rehabilitation communities, awarded Luther Woods a five star rating effective Jan. 1.
“It’s a really big honor,” registered nurse assessment coordinator Leslie Fine said. “They only give [this rating] to 20 percent [of nursing and rehabilitation centers].”
The five star rating is based on the center’s scores for several categories, including health inspections, the quality of care and staff to patient ratio. The five star rating is in Luther Woods’ overall performance. The center also received five stars for quality care, four stars for staffing and three stars for health inspections.
“Once you get to [the five star rating] it’s a big deal and then you need to maintain it,” Director of Nursing Suzanne Arrighy said. “But the care level is what’s most important to us. It’s what we’re here for.”
Arrighy said both staff and residents were excited at the announcement at the beginning of the year. She said many of the residents were surprised Luther Woods wasn’t already rated at five stars.
“They felt that we deserved it,” Arrighy said. “[Residents] tell us when we’re doing things right and when we’re doing things wrong ... It’s truly a team effort.”
In honor of the high rating, the staff at Luther Woods received an appreciation luncheon and a five star pin. The rating, Arrighy said, can change quarterly or yearly due to different inspections that are performed both monthly and annually.
The Luther Woods staff gathers to celebrate Pennsylvania’s recognition of a five star rating.