Six Centers in the Alaris Health Network Receive Coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

 

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Six Centers in the Alaris Health Member Centers Receive Coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

(February 7, 2013 – JERSEY CITY, NJ) Six member centers of Alaris Health- Alaris Health at Harborview, Alaris Health at Essex, Alaris Health at West Orange, Alaris Health at Belgrove, Alaris Health at Castle Hill and Alaris Health at St Marys have been awarded the highest five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of that organization’s Nursing Home Compare program. Evaluations focus on three main areas:

  • Official government inspection surveys, which provide a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home, including the facility’s administration, environment, kitchen/food services, resident rights and quality of life
  • Quality measures defining the care provided in nursing homes
  • Staffing, including RN staffing levels, hours worked and other factors that influence quality of care

First launched in 2008, the star rating system is designed to provide consumers with a more user-friendly way to compare nursing homes within a particular State. A five-star rating means that a facility ranks “much above average.”

Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health commented, “We are focused on quality care each and every day as these latest five-star ratings demonstrate. The administrations, nurses and support staff deserve all the credit for these superior results, which reflect their commitment to excellence. In fact, our system-wide results are consistently strong, with 88% of all Alaris Health member facilities rated above state and national averages by CMS for quality measures.”