Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa recently achieved a five star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ratings are released quarterly and rank healthcare providers based on state survey results, staffing ratios and quality measures.
“What a phenomenal group of employees we have,” Vani Tschantz, administrator, said. “They make the five star rating possible.”
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas of special interest. The agency features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between one and five stars. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have above-average quality facilities and services.