November 17, 2021
Thirteen Ascension skilled nursing facilities have been named by U.S. News and World Report as some of “America’s Best Nursing Homes.” U.S. News and World Report identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 after evaluating more than 15,000 sites nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.
The following skilled nursing facilities, all part of Ascension, were awarded the prestigious U.S. News and World Report badges.
- AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, Skilled Nursing Unit – Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Genesys Short-term Rehabilitation Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan – Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Standish Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Standish, Michigan – Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Borgess Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan – Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Carroll Manor, Washington, D.C. – Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Casa Scalabrini Village, Northlake, Illinois – Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Heritage Village, Kankakee, Illinois – Long-term care
- Ascension Living Lakeshore at Siena, Racine, Wisconsin –Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Nazarethville Place, Des Plaines, Illinois – Long-term care
- Ascension Living Saint Benedict Village, Niles, Illinois – Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Via Christi Village McLean, Wichita, Kansas – Long-term care, Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Via Christi Village Ridge, Wichita, Kansas – Short-term rehabilitation
- Ascension Living Villa Franciscan Place, Joliet, Illinois – Short-term Rehabilitation
“This designation is a testament to the dedication, personalized care and service provided by every member of our care teams who are driven by a commitment to delivering quality care and living out our mission,” said Danny Stricker, president, Ascension Living. “It truly is an honor to have 13 of our communities nationally recognized by this leading publication.”
The 12th edition of the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes merges extensive information about care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control performance. This year’s methodology includes an emphasis on skilled nursing facilities meeting certain standards of resident safety. These standards include a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate, appropriate use of antipsychotic drugs and visits to the emergency department, among other criteria.
“U.S. News takes pride in providing relevant, up-to-date information when making any sort of healthcare decision,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “Profiles now include resident and staff COVID-19 vaccination rates alongside information on how to pay for a facility. This important information can help families, residents and caregivers make a decision that keeps safety and accessibility at the highest priority.”