For the ninth consecutive year the Arbour Health Center at Westminster has been named as a “Top Performing” institution by U.S. News and World Report. Only 15 percent of the facilities that U.S. News & World Report rated achieved the prestigious “Top Performing Nursing Home” status. Quality measures rated to examine performance include health inspection, staffing, fire safety, and quality of care.
While Westminster achieved strong ratings across the board, measures taken to ensure quality care for their residents was recognized as the Arbour Health Center’s top achievement, earning a perfect five out of five rating.
Charles Borst, Westminster’s executive director which includes the Arbour Health Care Center says, “this respected annual recognition is a testament to the high priority Westminster places on its healthcare offerings for our residents.” Westminster was also recently recognized as a “Top Workplace” in Austin by the Austin American Statesman. Borst credits his talented and dedicated team of nurses and support staff for the level of respect they provide for residents who receive the very best health care in nation.
According to U.S. News and World Report, honorees are decided by assigning each facility a rating ranging from 1.0 to 5.0, using their own analysis of data posted by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The U.S. News & World Report used report analysis designed to make the ratings more meaningful to consumers than CMS’s star ratings — including evaluating a nursing home’s performance over time by averaging the CMS star ratings over a 12-month period, plus greater emphasis on medical quality measures and on providing rehabilitation services.