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12/7/2016 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 12/7/2016 11:13:23 AM PACIFIC
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Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Rated 5 Stars for Skilled Nursing

Livermore, CA (November 15, 2016) --- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently awarded Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare’s, 26-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, on the Livermore campus, a FIVE-STAR overall rating. This is important because while all skilled nursing facilities are under the same state and federal guidelines, not all adhere to them in the same manner.

“The 5-Star rating for our Skilled Nursing Unit further demonstrates the commitment of SHC-ValleyCare staff to go above and beyond in providing superior care to our patients, and to consistently offer our community the highest quality care possible,” said Scott Gregerson, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare President.

The star ratings are derived from three performance measures including: state inspections, staffing levels and quality measures. Stanford Heath Care – ValleyCare scored above average in state and national averages for quality measures, which includes: functional rehabilitation assessment/improvement toward goals; pain management; and administering seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines. According to the CMS report, SHC-ValleyCare received no deficiencies from the unannounced onsite health inspection.

"Our success in rehabilitating our patients stems from the overall patient-centric culture and attitudes that our staff embodies. At Stanford Health-ValleyCare SNF, we strive to make the patient's and family's experience as positive as possible during a very difficult time," said Medical Director, Stanley Ng, M.D.

CMS states that the Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to provide consumers, their families, and caregivers an easy way to understand assessments of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing nursing home facilities.

For more information about CMS Nursing Home Compare, visit www.medicare.gov/NHCompare.

For more information about Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare Skilled Nursing Facility, visit www.valleycare.com.