Created on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The nursing facility at Green Hills Community received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, representatives announced this week.
A five-star rating is the highest possible score, with one star being the lowest. The score is awarded based on inspection results, staffing and quality measures.
Health inspections take into account the last three years of surveys, including annual and complaint surveys. Once every nine to 15 months, surveyors from the Ohio Department of Health conduct an inspection to determine if a facility is in compliance with numerous state and federal regulations.
“An inspection is conducted during a four-day window. And in that time, the surveyors are only getting a snapshot of the great care that is given here 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” explained Mike Ray, president and CEO, who has been with Green Hills for 21 years.
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