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Willowcrest, the sub-acute skilled nursing facility on the Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia campus, earned a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This ranking is the highest quality designation that CMS awards to long- and short-term nursing facilities in the United States.
Willowcrest serves as a “bridge” between the hospital and home for individuals who no longer need to be hospitalized but still require nursing care or therapy. It is the largest sub-acute skilled nursing facility in the Philadelphia region and plays an important role in Einstein’s efforts to offer a wide range of services and a full continuum of care to patients.
CMS uses the 5-Star rating to recognize facilities that are considered to be the nation’s top performers when it comes to delivering high-quality care. Only 10 percent of Pennsylvania’s nursing facilities are able to achieve this rating. The ranking is calculated based on a number of factors, including staff-to-patient ratio, regulatory compliance and the results of state health inspections, and performance on specific clinical quality measures.
“Earning a 5-Star rating from CMS shows how committed our administrative team, medical staff and employees at Willowcrest are to delivering high-quality care and providing the best possible patient experience,” says Barry R. Freedman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network. “This well-deserved honor is a source of pride for all of us at Einstein.”
CMS created the 5-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing providers more easily. The system gives each one of the nation’s more than 15,000 CMS-certified facilities a quality rating of between one and five stars.