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Westview Remains One of the Best in the Nation

January 6, 2011

Westview Health Care Center, a 103-bed skilled nursing facility located in Dayville, Connecticut has been ranked among the top seven nursing homes in the United States according to the latest ratings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. In addition, CMS is responsible for assuring quality standards in nursing homes through its survey and certification process.

Westview was among over 15,500 nursing homes nationwide ranked overall and on quality indexes such as staffing, quality measures, and state inspections.

"This continues to be a remarkable achievement in our industry and a reflection of our entire team's commitment to excellence," said Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos. "We started this climb in 2009 when we were one of 27 facilities to achieve a perfect 5-star rating in all categories surveyed by CMS. In 2010, we were one of only 12 in the nation to maintain that perfect rating for four consecutive quarters. Now we find ourselves among only seven in the United States to maintain this rating since the beginning. We are all very proud of this accomplishment."

The other six facilities maintaining a perfect rating include Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, CT; Rady Children's Hospital Bernardy Center in San Diego, CA; Jeanne Jugan Residence, Neward, DE; Dooley Center in Atchison, KN; Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility in Framingham, MA and South Mountain Restoration Center in Pennsylvania.

According to their website, CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which to ask questions.

The Nursing Home Compare website features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average. There is one Overall 5-star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information: Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures.

Westview has maintained a perfect overall 5-star rating, as well as 5-star ratings in all categories since the inception of the federal government's ranking system.

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