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St. Mary Health Care Center Earns Coveted Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Shrewsbury, MA  – Covenant Health is very pleased to announce its member facility, St. Mary Health Care Center, has been recognized with a coveted five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Rating System.

The rating system features a five-star overall quality score, which is based on a facility’s performance in three specific categories, each with its own associated five-star rating. They include:

Health Inspections – measured on outcomes from State inspection surveys
Staffing – measured on staffing levels reported at the time of a State health inspection
Quality – measured on the CMS Minimum Data Set, a process to clinically assess residents

The rating system’s goal is to assist consumers in making meaningful evaluations of nursing homes. Please visit cms.gov for more detailed information.

“I sincerely appreciate that making a decision about a loved one’s long-term healthcare, can be incredibly challenging for any family,” said Susan Downey, Administrator, St. Mary Health Care Center. “We are very proud to have earned this outstanding rating from CMS. It sends a clear message to patients, and their families, that St. Mary’s is a facility they can truly trust to provide exemplary care.”

Gerard Foley, Senior Vice President & President, Post-Acute Care at Covenant Health added, “For many years St. Mary’s has been an important part of the Worcester community, providing high quality, compassionate care to patients and residents. We’re honored to have earned this prestigious rating from a governing agency like CMS.”

About St. Mary Health Care Center
St. Mary Health Care Center, a Catholic care center located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is committed to a compassionate ministry that supports the overall wellness and healing of those they serve. The center is a 117-bed facility specializing in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, short and long-term rehabilitation as well as respite and palliative care. Please visit stmaryhc.com for more information.

About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional health delivery network and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant consists of hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences, and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout New England. It is committed to the health of the individuals and communities it serves and strives to offer a continuum of high quality care. Please visit covenanthealth.net to view a list of associated locations.

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