NORFOLK, VA – Nov. 5, 2020 — The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) within Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital has been included in Newsweek’s second annual ranking of the “Best Nursing Homes 2021.” (See: https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-nursing-homes-2021/virginia)
The Best Nursing Homes 2021 ranking lists the best nursing homes in the 20 states with the highest population size according to The United States Census Bureau. The list ranked Lake Taylor second in the state and one of only two Hampton Roads SNFs in the Top 10. The announcement was released on the Newsweek website and featured in the print edition of Newsweek magazine on October 2, 2020.
“The ‘Best Nursing Homes 2021’ title serves to reinforce your reputation as a facility that offers an excellent and reliable quality of care,” said Thomas Ginley, Senior Project Manager, Statista Inc., in a written statement.
“Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital continues to lead the region in sub-acute and skilled nursing care,” said Thomas J. Orsini, president & CEO. “Our care teams focus on delivering the best possible outcomes, so we’re proud to have been recognized for the care our patients receive daily.”
According to the magazine’s website, “Newsweek once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to establish a ranking of ‘Best Nursing Homes,’ providing information and insights to help our readers understand their options at a very challenging time.” The scores were based on three key indicators:
1. Performance Data: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides monthly performance data for each nursing home according to health inspections, quality measures, and staffing.
2. Reputation Survey: In cooperation with Newsweek, Statista invited 12,500 medical experts — including registered nurses, nursing home managers and administrators, nursing assistants, therapists, and physicians — to complete an online survey that assessed nursing homes.
3. COVID-19 Response: Each nursing home’s response to the pandemic was evaluated according to its Resident Impact, Facility Capacity, Staff & Personnel, and Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment.
Earlier in 2020, Lake Taylor was named for the first time a “Center of Excellence for Wound Management” by Vohra, and among the Top 20 Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in the USA by Dexur. Virginia Living magazine named Lake Taylor to its annual feature of “Top Hospitals in Virginia” for the third year in a row. Three years ago, Lake Taylor was named a “Center of Excellence” for respiratory care by the medical appliance manufacturer, Passy-Muir.