Rae-Ann Suburban named to 'America's Best' list for third straight year

For the third year in a row, Rae-Ann Suburban, a family-owned skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Westlake, has been named to the prestigious “America’s Best Nursing Homes” list for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Rae-Ann Suburban earned this distinction in 2010 and 2011 as well.

U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.

Rae-Ann Suburban earned a five-star overall score in the latest CMS evaluation, placing the facility in the top ranks of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. Only 114 nursing homes in Ohio earned the five-star designation.

“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious honor for the third year in a row,” stated John Griffiths, who owns and manages the five Rae-Ann facilities in Northeast Ohio with his sisters, Sue Griffiths and Cindy Griffiths-Novak. “Our ability to consistently deliver excellent care and help residents achieve their maximum level of functioning and independence is the result of our extraordinary staff and our interdisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation. This has been our company’s mission since our founding.”

Rae-Ann Suburban specializes in rehabilitation of patients recovering from surgeries and accidents.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:40 AM, 05.15.2012