Mount Hope Nursing Center has been recognized as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18 by U.S. News. A digital news and information platform that serves to provide consumers with advice, rankings, news and analysis to aid in the making of complex decisions throughout all stages of life, U.S News has featured nursing home rankings since its inception in 2009.
The rankings released by U.S. News are data-based, utilizing information collected over a 10-month period by Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Of more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes evaluated, Mount Hope was one of nearly 2,300 facilities earning the distinction a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.
The designation of Best Nursing Home is given only homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. In order to qualify as a Best Nursing Home, facilities were required to earn an average rating of at least 4.5 out of 5 during 10 months of reporting that ended in August 2017 and consistently meet performance standards set by U.S. News.
Mount Hope Ratings
Mount Hope Nursing Center received high marks during the evaluation, which took into consideration health inspection and complaints, and medical care quality measures. U.S. News evaluates nursing homes on a 5-level rating scale ranging from “Top Performing” to “Poor.” For more information on the system used for evaluation, click here.
Named a top performer for Medical Care Quality Measures, Mount Hope earned the highest distinction in this area.
Mount Hope’s profile on U.S. News breaks down specific evaluations for long stay measures, short stay measures, and rehabilitation measures. Showing Mount Hope’s rating alongside the state and national averages, the profile demonstrates the exceptional level of care given at Mount Hope Nursing Center.
Mount Hope Outranks State and National Averages
Mount Hope’s ratings exceeded the state in national averages in 12 long and short stay measures listed below. (Percentages for mount hope are followed by state and national averages, respectively.) Under long stay measures, Mount Hope received the best ratings in:
Short stay measures for which Mount Hope received highest marks include:
“Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs is a difficult decision that several million families across America face each year,” Brian Kelly, U.S. News editor and chief content officer said in a U.S. News article. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings, advice and tools were designed to help navigate this important life decision and make the process a little easier.”
To view the full report, visit Mount Hope Nursing Center’s U.S. News profile.
“Selecting the right nursing home that offers exceptional care for a loved one can be particularly challenging,” U.S. News Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis Ben Harder said in the same article. “For the Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News analyzed objective data to arm consumers with the information and confidence they need to help them choose a home capable of providing the quality care seniors deserve.”
Mount Hope Nursing Center was recognized as one of the top 20 nursing facilities in Kansas by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network earlier this year.
“It’s an honor to be continually recognized for the care we give at Mount Hope. We do all we can to keep our residents healthy and happy, and it’s great to see that we continue to exceed standards,” Mount Hope Nursing Center Administrator Gina Terry said.