North American Health Care, Inc. In the News
In Remembrance of David E. Sorensen
May 19, 2014
Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab Receives “Best of Utah Valley” 2014 Award
On Monday, April 28, the Daily Herald released the 2014 results of its coveted “Best of Utah Valley” award.Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab received the 2014 award in both “Best Rehabilitation Hospital” and “Best Nursing Home” categories. This esteemed award was received in addition to Orchard Park’s recent receipt of the U.S. News and World Report “Best Nursing Home” award, making Orchard Park the most celebrated nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Utah County.
More than 3 million Americans spent at least part of 2013 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home, and similar numbers are expected for 2014. Many times, these individuals and their families encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Frequently asked questions such as, "Where will I receive the highest quality care?" "Where will I be treated like a resident, not just a patient?" and "Where is the cleanest nursing home with the best food?" weigh heavily on their minds.
The Daily Herald created the “Best of Utah Valley” awards to help readers understand the many options in their service providers and to help them filter the good from the bad. To help its readers in the same way, U.S. News and World Report recently released its fifth annual "Best Nursing Homes" report. Using data from the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes, U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that recently earned an overall rating of five stars, highlighting the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available athttp://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Medicare likewise rated each nursing home with one to five stars based on separate measures of quality of care, health-inspections record, and level of nurse staffing.
A Medicare 5 Star Rated Facility
NAHCI Supports National Nursing Home Week
North American Health Care Supports National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW), which begins on Mother’s Day May 11 and ends May 17, 2014. This is a special week in the year for our members. This year’s theme is “Living the Aloha Spirit,” which provides for flexible programming and family involvement. This year’s theme revolves around the “Aloha Spirit” from the Hawaiian culture -- it encompasses the qualities of being patient, kind, respectful, and compassionate. The skilled nursing facilities serviced by North American Health Care will be celebrating this week in a number of different ways, and it will make for a remarkable week. To find out more, visit Facebook for North American Health Care or Nursing Home Week.
A Medicare 5 Star Rated Facility
Apr 27, 2013
Walk for Wishes – Orange County Great Park
North American Health Care, Inc. had the opportunity to be a sponsor in the Walk for Wishes event on April 27, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park.
Apr 18, 2013
Habitat for Humanity – Leaders Build Day
North American Health Care, Inc. participated in the Habitat for Humanity Orange County Chapter, Leaders Build Day on April 18th, 2013. John Sorensen, Chairman of the Board for North American Health Care was a sponsor for this event and sent a representative as a volunteer for the day.
Medicare awards 33 North American Health Care, Inc. affiliated facilities with their highest 5-star rating
As of April 2013, Medicare currently ranks 33 North American Health Care Inc. client facilities with their highest honor – a 5-star rating. Less than 5% of all skilled nursing facilities in the United States will achieve this level of success. Medicare carefully studies each facility through an annual federal survey, review of quality measures, and assessment of staffing levels. Results of these studies for the past three years are included in every facility’s current assessment. This means that a 5-star rating can only be awarded through a long-term commitment to excellence.
Another 2 North American Health Care, Inc. affiliated facilities have a 4-star ratings. All of North American Health Care, Inc. client facilities have either a 4 or 5-star rating.