Salter HealthCare Recognized For Excellence At All Three Rehab & Nursing Centers

February 11, 2014
Salter Healthcare Team

Salter HealthCare's Aberjona, Winchester and Woburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers have received perfect scores on their annual surveys from the Massachusetts Department of Health and Five-Star Quality Ratings from the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of health care.

"Whether it's short-term rehabilitative care after surgery or illness or long-term nursing care, everyone who comes to a Salter HealthCare facility receives the same high level of compassionate, attentive care from our staff of dedicated professionals", noted Robert Driscoll, Salter HealthCare COO. "The focus at our three centers is to provide positive patient outcomes and help those in our care live their lives to their fullest potential."

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health performs unannounced evaluations of health care facilities every nine to fifteen months to assess compliance with state and federal regulations. The survey examines a myriad of quality, safety and performance issues, including medication management, cleanliness, environmental safety, administrative effectiveness and respect for the rights and dignity of patients.

The CMS ratings were developed using combined information from state health inspection reports, nurse staffing information and selected quality measures of clinical care reported at the Nursing Home Compare web site run by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These important ratings systems help patients and their families find the best of the best in nursing home and rehabilitative care.

"These awards demonstrate our entire team's commitment to providing the highest standard of care to our patients while enhancing their quality of life. This has been the Salter family's goal for over 50 years and we are proud of our reputation for excellence in the community," Driscoll added.

Founded in 1956, Salter HealthCare is a family owned and operated health care provider with a reputation for excellence in the health care community. With three rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Winchester and Woburn, Salter offers specialized rehabilitation programs, short-term care, subacute care, long-term care, skilled nursing, and hospice care, as well as respite services. To learn more about Salter HealthCare, call (781) 729-2200 or visit www.salterhealthcare.com.