Facility Achieves Prestigious 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
November 9, 2015, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that Wingate at Ulster, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Hudson River Valley, has been awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Five-stars is the highest possible rating for a skilled nursing center. Wingate at Ulster is one of only two skilled care centers in the surrounding area with this distinction.
The CMS rating system is a widely used consumer tool considered to be the gold standard for evaluating skilled care centers. Wingate at Ulster’s 5-Star rating was achieved as a cumulative result of the past three years of surveys conducted by the Department of Public Health. The survey assesses the quality of care, health and safety, nursing staffing levels and outcome measurements.
“The team at Wingate at Ulster is hardworking and dedicated to our residents. I’m so pleased to see that work reflected in our survey results,” said Maura Brennan, Administrator at Wingate at Ulster. “By evolving the services offered at our center, including our new Pulmonary Rehab Program, we are committed to providing the community with premier, quality care options.”
Wingate at Ulster is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility providing specialized short-term rehab and long-term care customized to fit each resident’s needs. Ulster is recognized for its Ventilator Care Program, offering a home-like alternative to hospitalization for ventilator dependent residents where expert ventilator management results in improving residents’ quality of life. Wingate at Ulster’s spacious, bright common areas and beautifully landscaped courtyards are the perfect environment for residents to enjoy during their stay and with their families. Proudly serving Highland and Poughkeepsie area communities for over 15 years, Wingate at Ulster delivers quality, patient-centered care you can trust.
About Wingate Healthcare
Wingate Healthcare is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. Owned and operated by the Schuster family for over 25 years, Wingate Healthcare delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate Healthcare is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate Healthcare takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit www.wingatehealthcare.com.