ERCC receives CMS Five-Star Rating

Submitted photo The Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center facility. ERCC recently received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) was recently recognized as a five-star facility — the highest rating a nursing facility can receive — by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“We are very proud to receive this five-star rating,” ERCC Administrator Tara Shaver noted. “Our staff works diligently to deliver complete compassionate care to our residents on a daily basis and it is great to have our efforts recognized in such an exemplary way.”

CMS, which is an agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, implemented the Five-Star Rating System for nursing homes in December 2008. Since implementation in 2008, this is the first and only time ERCC has achieved this distinguished five-star facility rating. The goal of the rating system is to help consumers make meaningful distinctions among high- and low-performing nursing homes. Under the rating system, facilities are awarded one to five stars based on three types of performance measures, each of which has its own five-star rating: Health Inspections Rating (measures based on outcomes from State health inspections); Staffing Rating (measures based on nursing home staffing levels); and Quality Measures Rating (measures based on resident-level quality measures).

“I am really thrilled about this distinguished recognition,” Shaver added. “But, I’m not surprised. We have been providing complete compassionate care continuously for more than a half century, this is what we know and do.”

“We treat our residents as we would want our family members treated,” she stated. “Our staff members are always doing everything they can to provide exceptional care to each and every resident 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

ERCC is a 111-bed, non-profit, short and long-term skilled and intermediate care and rehabilitation facility located in Elkins. A wide range of care and rehabilitation services is provided at the facility by more than 150 full-time and part time employees. For more information, go to http://www.ercc.biz.