US NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES WHITTIER HOSPITAL ONE OF BEST IN STATE FOR SKILLED NURSING CARE


Hospital's 22-Bed Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores Five Stars

July 1, 2012

Whittier Hospital Medical Center's 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received accolades in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report, ranking among the best skilled nursing facilities in all of California. The hospital's pediatric sub-acute care unit serves long-term care patients who need 24-hour medical care. The center received a five-star rating overall.

The rankings were based on Nursing Home Compare, a program managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS analyzes information on all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid and gives a rating according to their standards. The center received further commendation in the comprehensive report. It went on to show that Whittier Hospital Medical Center's nursing staff provides more personal attention per resident than the national average, and the center's quality measures were nearly impeccable with a ranking above both state and national averages.

"We keep getting better each year, and we are so very proud of this achievement," said Lee Suyenaga, chief executive officer of Whittier Hospital. "To be listed among California's best facilities is a hallmark for our entire team, one that we use as a tool to improve the care we provide each day," he said.

For more information or to review the rankings, please visit www.medicare.gov/nhcompare

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