Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab Receives “Best of Utah Valley” 2014 Award from Daily Herald

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Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab receives “Best of Utah Valley” award in two categories: Best Rehabilitation Center and Best Skilled Nursing Facility.

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Best of Utah Valley 2014!

On Monday, April 28, the Daily Herald released the 2014 results of its coveted “Best of Utah Valley” award. Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab received the 2014 award in both “Best Rehabilitation Hospital” and “Best Nursing Home” categories. This esteemed award was received in addition to Orchard Park’s recent receipt of the U.S. News and World Report “Best Nursing Home” award, making Orchard Park the most celebrated nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Utah County.

More than 3 million Americans spent at least part of 2013 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home, and similar numbers are expected for 2014. Many times, these individuals and their families encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Frequently asked questions such as, "Where will I receive the highest quality care?" "Where will I be treated like a resident, not just a patient?" and "Where is the cleanest nursing home with the best food?" weigh heavily on their minds.

The Daily Herald created the “Best of Utah Valley” awards to help readers understand the many options in their service providers and to help them filter the good from the bad. To help its readers in the same way, U.S. News and World Report recently released its fifth annual "Best Nursing Homes" report. Using data from the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes, U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that recently earned an overall rating of five stars, highlighting the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Medicare likewise rated each nursing home with one to five stars based on separate measures of quality of care, health-inspections record, and level of nurse staffing.

At the top of the list is Orchard Park Rehab, a facility serviced by North American Health Care. All 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care have been given five-star ratings by Medicare. Statistically, less than 23% of all skilled nursing facilities in the United States will achieve this level of success. No other similar organization in the United States has consistently achieved this level of patient care.

"We are very excited to have received this award," said Chris Andrew, Administrator of Orchard Park. "Caring is our main concern, so we are grateful that the community continues to recognize our commitment to service and exceptional care. I visit our patients daily and am gratified that they are so happy—they feel that this is a home away from home, and there is no higher compliment than that."

Comments from residents support the merit of Orchard Park’s awards. "The food is excellent"; "The therapists are great to work with"; "It is inspiring to witness your teamwork, which is the key to it all"; "I felt safe"; and "I will miss the friends I made" are some of the most recent testimonials that speak to the quality, community, and care of Orchard Park.

For more information about Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab, please visit http://www.orchardparkrehab.com or contact (801) 224-0921 to schedule a personal tour.

About Orchard Park

At Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab, caring is our main concern. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff, and provide friendly, beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. Although most transitions can be challenging, we strive to facilitate that process with an environment where our patients and guests feel informed and comfortable.

Our team of qualified professionals helps patients recover from surgery, injury, or serious illness. They understand the importance of creating a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere, whether our patients are here for short-term treatment or long-term care.

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Amy Osmond Cook

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