U.S. News & World Report Names Eleven Avalon Health Care Facilities Among Best in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

November 21, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT  – Eleven skilled-nursing facilities operated by Avalon Health Care have been recognized as one of the “Best Nursing Homes for 2022-2023” by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in their 13th year, assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals about where to receive short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.

The following care centers received the rating of “High-Performing” in Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, or both categories:

“Achieving exceptional quality care is impressive anytime and especially during these times,” said Kathy Owens, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Avalon Health Care Group. “We are extremely proud of these centers. They model the vision we have for all Avalon communities.” 

For 2022-2023, U. S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing, and health inspections. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations. 

“Choosing the right nursing home based on care needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.” 

The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both short- and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of a home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections, and making sure residents are able to return homes. 

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About Avalon Health Care Group

Avalon Health Care is a premier provider of post-acute care and rehabilitation. Our network of over 50 care centers in six states includes skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care, and senior living facilities. Avalon’s 30-year care legacy is based on personal integrity and commitment to provide compassionate, responsible, quality services to the communities we serve. We strive to provide industry-leading care in a patient-centered environment. To learn more about Avalon Health Care, visit www.avalonhealthcare.com

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders, and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice, and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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