Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit Earns 5-Star Rating by Nursing Home Compare on Medicare.gov.

BREVARD, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) – The Transitional Care Unit of Transylvania Regional Hospital earned a 5-star overall rating (out of 5 stars) in 2017, for the fourth year in a row by Nursing Home Compare on Medicare.gov. Only 12 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 skilled nursing facilities received this highest ranking.

Medicare.gov is the official federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. All of the data found on Nursing Home Compare is available to the public.

The Nursing Home Compare star-rating system provides consumers with an easy way to search for nursing homes that provide quality care. The Nursing Home Compare star-rating system is based on 16 measures, which reflect, on average, how well nursing homes care for their residents. Information is listed for two groups of residents: 1) short-stay residents — those who spent 100 days or less in a nursing home, and 2) long-stay residents — those who spent more than 100 days in a nursing home.

Transylvania Regional Hospital was recognized and certified in 1997 by CMS. Regularly assessed by CMS, Transylvania Regional Hospital, which is located on Hospital Drive in Brevard, consistently provides high quality nursing home and rehab services under the Medicare program.

Receiving this 5-star overall rating sets apart the Transylvania Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit in comparison to the others the country, providing above average quality of care, promoting health and improving quality of life to all residents in western North Carolina.

About Transylvania Regional Hospital

Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), a member of Mission Health, is a full-service, not-for-profit community hospital serving Transylvania and the surrounding counties. Located in Brevard, N.C., TRH is a Critical Access Hospital operating 25 beds and has more than 400 employees and 150 volunteers. TRH offers comprehensive services through more than 120 active, consulting and courtesy physicians representing a full spectrum of specialties. TRH was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. For more information, please visit trhospital.org.

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