Prestonsburg Health Care Center earns highest rating from federal regulators

February 21, 2014

PRESTONSBURG –Prestonsburg Health Care Center is proud to announce that it has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal government agency tasked with oversight of nursing home quality. A five-star rating is the highest rating a nursing home can receive, representing only the top 10 percent of nursing homes in each state.

Prestonsburg Health Care Center is a skilled-nursing and rehabilitation center that offers both short-term and long-term care, intermediate care, therapy, and more. The center is one of 90 locations operated by Louisville-based Signature HealthCARE. More than a fourth of Signature’s buildings have five-star CMS rankings, and nearly half have four- or five-star rankings.

Under the five-star rating system, nursing homes are assessed in three main categories: health inspections, quality measures and staffing. The overall rating combines scores received in each of the three categories.

The system is intended to help consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and identify areas about which they would like to learn more.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the team at Prestonsburg Health Care Center,” said facility Administrator/CEO Lynn Watts. “It is because of their daily commitment, diligence, hard work and compassion that we received the five-star rating which, most importantly, is a reflect of the care we are providing and that our patients so deserve.”

For more about Prestonsburg Health Care Center, visit PrestonsburgHealthCare.com. For more about the CMS five-star rating system, visit Medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.