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U.S. News & World Report Names Hillsdale Hospital Skilled Nursing Among Best in Michigan

Rural hospital recognized as Best Nursing Home for the tenth time

US News Nursing Home Award Badge LogoHILLSDALE, Mich.—Hillsdale Hospital’s McGuire & MacRitchie Skilled Nursing Facility has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. This status is earned by only 19% of skilled nursing facilities nationwide.

Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.

Hillsdale Hospital’s McGuire & MacRitchie Skilled Nursing Facility earned its U.S. News Best Nursing Home Status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News awards the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those that satisfy the U.S. News assessment of consistent performance in objective quality measures.

“We’re honored to once again receive a 5-star rating, maintaining our position in the top choices of skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services,” said Kathy Coe, director of nursing at Hillsdale Hospital. “We are dedicated to meeting the needs of each of our residents, providing the best possible care in a safe, home-like environment.”

From the 2024 edition, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on residents’ outcomes – such as infection rates, staffing levels, potentially inappropriate reliance on antipsychotic drugs, health inspection results and other indicators of quality.

Jeremiah J. Hodshire, president and chief executive officer at Hillsdale Hospital, expressed gratitude to the skilled nursing team for maintaining these high standards.

“The quality of our skilled nursing facility is credited to the excellence of care our staff consistently provides. They go above and beyond to place Hillsdale First, and this award is evidence of their commitment,” Hodshire said.

To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes. Both short- and long-term ratings include data on nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends.

“U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings give patients, senior residents, their families and caregivers an objective assessment of quality, to help them choose the facility that best fits their individual needs,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Nursing homes that have earned the recognition of U.S. News have a track record of achieving better outcomes for patients and residents, and maximizing the amount of care they receive from nurses and other staff.”

U.S. News has published an information page summarizing the Best Nursing Homes methodology, ratings, and awards.

For more information about the McGuire & MacRitchie Skilled Nursing Facility, visit www.hillsdalehospital.com/snf. For more information about the U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes rating, visit Best Nursing Homes and use #BestNursingHomes on Facebook and Twitter.