St. Camillus has recently been recognized as a 5-star rated facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, (CMS)
CMS developed the 5-star quality rating system to provide consumers, families and caregivers with an easy way to search for nursing homes and to help them decide which facilities to consider. The tool helps individuals compare nursing homes more easily and is an important resource in navigating the quality ratings for each facility.
According to the CMS website, CMS.gov, its nursing home care compare feature highlights a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average. There is one overall 5-star rating for each nursing home, and separate ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
“Achieving this 5-star rating by CMS is an incredible accomplishment. We couldn’t have done it without our dedicated, compassionate staff who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty to enrich the lives of our residents and the tireless support of the entire St. Camillus community,” said Michael Schafer, president of St. Camillus. “It is truly a testament to the quality of services and standard of care we are committed to providing to our residents each and every day.”
“The 5-star rating system is increasingly used by consumers, regulators, insurers and provider networks to make informed decisions about engaging with the facility. We are thrilled to share this 5-star rating with our community and celebrate our staff’s commitment to excellence in quality of care” said Kathy Barber, vice president of quality management.