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Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Named Among America’s Best Nursing Homes
Chicago, Ill. (March 18, 2014) – The Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, located at 1431 North Claremont Ave., has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes.” The magazine reviews data about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, updating the information every quarter and using it to rate and rank the homes. All of the homes in the U.S. News listing received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government's Nursing Home Compare consumer web site that is operated by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“It is an honor to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best sub-acute rehabilitation units in the Chicago metro area,” said Martin Judd, Regional CEO of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. “We have an amazing team of doctors, nurses and health care staff who are highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated. Thanks to them patients and families in the community have access to excellent care close to home.”
As stated by U.S. News, more than 1.4 million Americans will spend at least part of this year in one of the nation's nursing homes. Using data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer web site run by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. News ranks and displays data about nearly every U.S. nursing facility and updates the information every quarter. The data collected for this year’s ranking was from 2013.
According to Connie March, CEO of Presence Life Connections, the parent organization that both operates and manages Presence Health nursing and rehabilitation centers, such as the Sub-acute Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, “We are proud of the high quality of care that the Sub-acute Rehabilitation Unit’s outstanding physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and other staff provide to our residents. It truly is an honor to be nationally recognized by a leading publication.”
Dan Rakoski, who was the Administrator of the Sub-acute Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center until September of 2013 said, “We strive to provide the highest quality of care possible. I am so happy for our employees and physicians that their hard work is recognized again this year by U.S. News.”
The Sub-acute Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center is an inpatient medical and rehabilitation program designed for patients who no longer require acute medical care, but who are not yet performing at their prior level of function and may require continued medical management. On average, patients stay between 14 and 24 days on the unit.
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The Sub-acute Rehabilitation Unit at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center is managed by Presence Life Connections, a Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare organization providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. Presence Life Connections provides independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and memory care, adult day services, child day care services, community living, supportive living, home care and hospice.
Presence Life Connections is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider based in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Learn more at presencehealth.org.