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Two PA Nursing Homes Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll

Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home, a 36-bed non-profit corporation run nursing home in Pittsburgh, and South Mountain Restoration Center, a 159 -bed government run facility near Gettysburg in Adams County, were chosen among 39 nursing home facilities across the United States for the magazine’s top ratings.
The facilities earned the highest possible ratings in all four quarters of 2011.
U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. To earn a place on the Honor Roll a nursing home has to receive perfect five-star ratings in all categories for all four quarters of the previous year.
Avery Comarow, the magazines health rankings editor, said in a news release about 3 million Americans will spend at least part of 2012 in a nursing home.
“We also display factors like religious affiliation and proximity to family members, because these are important to many families as well,” Comarow said.
For more information or to see the complete list go to www.usnews.com, or www.rankingsandreviews.com.