DeGraff Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Ranks as Top Performer
The NHQI is an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities across New York State.
The results of the NHQI are based on last year’s performance. Nursing homes are awarded points for quality and performance measures in quality, compliance and efficiency. In the report, the New York State Department of Health evaluated nearly 600 facilities based on quality indicators such as pressure ulcers, influenza vaccine rates among employees and residents, falls, infections, pain levels, and medications, among others.
Facilities are ranked into quintiles based on their overall scores. Quintile one represents the top-performing facilities, while quintile five represents the lowest-performing.
DeGraff Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility scored in the top quintile in the following categories: patients experiencing weight loss, complaints of pain and patients on chemical restraints.
Congratulations, and thank you to DeGraff’s staff for their continued commitment to improving quality and safety and providing an excellent experience for residents.