SMH's Nursing Home & Home Care Services Earn Highest 5-Star Ratings



For the past year, Sarasota Memorial Hospital has held a coveted spot as the only hospital in Florida with the federal government’s highest 5-Star rating. In its latest updates this fall, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also bestowed 5-Star ratings on Sarasota Memorial’s nursing and rehabilitation center and its home care program. “As the region’s only not-for-profit hospital and safety net provider, we are proud to be recognized for delivering not only top-notch hospital care, but also home health and skilled nursing/rehabilitative care to our community,” said Maria DeCarlo, of Rehabilitation Services for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The 5-Star ratings are used as a quality indicator by other national organizations that rank health care providers as well. This week, U.S. News & World Report included Sarasota Memorial’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in its 2017-18 “Best Nursing Homes” report, in part because of its CMS rating – according to U.S. News, only 15 percent of nursing homes across the nation achieved its top performance rating. Meanwhile, Sarasota Memorial Home Care was recognized in 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a national list of top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

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