Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center received a five-star overall rating, the highest possible performance, in the 2014 Best Nursing Homes rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
The publication ranked 16,000 facilities nationwide, with Elizabeth Seton also earning five stars in three sub-categories nurse staffing, health inspections and quality measures.
In the nurse staffing category, the ratings noted that each resident spends an average of 7 hours, 52 minutes daily with nurses. That performance is double the state average of 3:56 and nearly double the national average of 4:06.
We do not work for accolades; however, when we receive such recognition as a five-star rating from U.S. News & World Report in so many critical categories of patient care, it does indeed feel gratifying that our work in support of our 137 children with extraordinary medical complexities is validated and recognized, said Patricia Tursi, CEO of the pediatric center.
The ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state and draw on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.