WHEELING-Good Shepherd Nursing Home LC in Wheeling again has been awarded its fifth consecutive five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest rating possible for a nursing home in the country.
Good Shepherd Administrator Don Kirsch said, "In addition to achieving five star status on our most recent health inspection, we have maintained five-star status on an continuous basis since Medicare introduced the star rating system in the fall of 2008. This, too, represents a tremendous accomplishment on the part of our staff, our directors, and our home."
The CMS uses ratings in three areas to come up with an overall rating. The three areas are: health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Kirsch said the five-star rating shows GSNH's commitment to the Ohio Valley.
"To achieve five-star status in a 192 resident facility with 240 employees, coupled with the myriad of federal and state regulations governing nursing homes represents a total team effort from every staff member and every department of the Home," Kirsch said.
Good Shepherd is the largest non-profit facility of its kind in West Virginia.