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Two Northwell facilities earn top nursing home, rehab honors

Northwell Health’s Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation in Manhasset and the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation in Valley Stream were recently recognized with a high-performing rating for its short-term rehabilitation programs by US News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2019-2020 report.

Ranking among the nation's best by Newsweek, the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation joins the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation to earn high-performer ratings by U.S. News & World Report

NEW HYDE PARK, NY —

Northwell Health’s Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation in Manhasset has been ranked among the nation’s best, according to Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2020 report. Recently released data rates Stern as one of the top 406 facilities out of 15,000 nursing homes nationwide to make the list, which places it among the top 3 percent of skilled nursing facilities in the country.

Newsweek’s report provides important guidance to families and medical providers caring for people in need of a nursing home. There are more than 47 million Americans age 65 and older and the number is growing, according to Newsweek’s research. By 2030, the 65-plus demographic will account for more than 20 percent of the population, and studies indicate that two thirds of them will need some type of long-term care.

“Nursing homes and short-term rehab facilities in New York and across the country vary in quality of care and the health care services they provide to residents,” said Gerard Kaiser, executive director of the two skilled nursing facilities at Northwell Health. “We are extremely proud that the Stern Center is distinguished in Newsweek’s first-ever Best Nursing Homes report.  It demonstrates the commitment of our entire team to provide the highest quality care to our patients and residents.”

To determine its nursing home rankings, Newsweek teamed with the global data research firm Statista Inc., which analyzed 15,000 nursing homes in the United States and recognized award winners across 20 states. A score was calculated for each nursing home based on recommendations from medical experts and nursing home performance based on the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Stern Center and Orzac Center for Rehabilitation in Valley Stream also recently earned a high-performing rating for its short-term rehabilitation programs by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2019-2020 report. US News’ evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by CMS Nursing Homes. Facilities earn an overall rating between one to five stars based onthe following categories: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care. Both Stern and Orzac achieved a five-star rating by CMS on Nursing Home Compare.

For 10 consecutive years, Stern and Orzac centers have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its expertise in short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing.

“Congratulations to the entire staff at Stern and Orzac centers for achieving an outstanding level of excellence for their patients for a decade and being recognized by such a prestigious organization as US News,” said Mr. Kaiser.

Stern, with 256 beds, is located on the campus of North Shore University Hospital. The 120-bed Orzac center is on the campus of the Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital.

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