Facility Achieves Prestigious 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
March 9, 2016, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that Wingate at Beacon, 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 Beacon is the only skilled care center in Dutchess County with this distinction; it is the second Wingate facility in the NY area, alongside Wingate at Ulster, to achieve this distinction this year.
The CMS rating system is a widely used consumer tool considered to be the gold standard for evaluating skilled care centers. Wingate at Beacon’s 5-Star rating was achieved as a cumulative result of the past three years of surveys conducted by the Department of Health. The survey assesses the quality of care, health and safety, nursing staffing levels and outcome measurements.
“I’m delighted to achieve this distinction through the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our team at Wingate,” said George Michaels, Administrator at Wingate at Beacon. “We prioritize quality care to ensure the best possible results for our residents and I’m proud that our commitment to service is demonstrated in our outcomes.”
Wingate at Beacon is a 160-bed skilled nursing facility, located in the Hudson River Valley. The knowledgeable and compassionate staff provides specialized short-term rehab and long-term care customized to fit each individual’s needs. Wingate at Beacon has spacious, remodeled common areas featuring a private dining room and cozy library for residents to enjoy during their stay and with their families. Proudly serving the community for 15 years, Wingate at Beacon delivers quality, patient-centered care residents 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.