Hospital’s Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores High in All Categories
4 Years in a Row
Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care
unit has received national accolades in the seventh annual Best Nursing
Homes ratings by
U.S. News & World Report. Whittier Hospital Medical Center is ranked among the top nursing facilities
in all of California. This is the fourth year in a row the hospital has
earned this recognition.
The hospital’s pediatric sub-acute care unit serves long-term care
patients who need 24-hour medical care. The center received a five-star
rating overall, and 13 out of a possible 15 stars in three subcategories:
health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality measures.
“Whittier Hospital strives to improve the care we provide to our
patients each day,” said Richard Castro, chief executive officer
of Whittier Hospital. “To know that our hard work and dedication
has landed us among California’s best facilities is a testament
to our entire team’s collaboration.”
The rankings were based on Nursing Home Compare, a program managed by the
federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS analyzes
information on all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid and gives a
rating according to their standards.
The center received further commendation in the comprehensive report. It
went on to show that Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s nursing
staff provides four times more personal attention per resident than the
national average, and the center’s quality measures were nearly
impeccable with a ranking above both state and national averages.
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