U.S. News & World Report Names Bon Secours DePaul Transitional Care Center a Best Nursing Home

U.S. News & World Report has identified Bon Secours DePaul Transitional Care Center as a Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide with 2,975 nursing homes earning the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

DePaul Transitional Care Center is a short-term skilled nursing facility within Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. Patients admitted to the center benefit from a unique care model that combines the security and resources available in a hospital setting with the coordinated interdisciplinary team approach of comprehensive rehabilitation.

The center earned an Overall High-Performing rating as well as a High-Performing rating for Short-Stay Rehabilitation. The new rating for short-stay rehabilitation aims to provide patients with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by nursing homes to short-stay patients in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness.
“We are proud to have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report,” said Karen Reich, President of Bon Secours St. Petersburg and Health System Senior Services. “This recognition honors our team’s commitment to providing exceptional and personalized care for our patients.”

Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. News nursing home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.  This year, due to CMS' recent move from a self-reported to a payroll-based nurse staffing reporting and a freeze in health inspection data since November 2017, U.S. News modified the way it uses CMS data for evaluating a nursing home's overall performance.

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