U.S. News & World Report Names The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood a “Best Nursing Home”
The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover, MA, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best skilled nursing facilities in the nation for the eighth time. For the 2021-22 ranking, The Meadows received a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for Long-Term Care.
In response to the announcement, David Botte, NHA, administrator of The Meadows Health Center, praised The Meadow’s long-standing commitment to excellence in care and staffing. “Edgewood has a very special culture of caring and the people who work here share our excitement about making life the best it can be for every senior we serve. Every day our staff members work to make a difference and live out our values of compassion, respect, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork. The past couple of years have been challenging, but The Meadows staff have risen to the challenge and provided the best possible care to every resident. Their dedication has been remarkable to witness.”
U.S. News — widely considered a global authority in health care rankings — awards the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those nursing homes that satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. For its 12th edition, covering 2021-2022, the organization combined comprehensive information about care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and any infection control violations listed on the resident safety summary. The methodology also placed emphasis on nursing homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, among other criteria.