Medicare’s 5-Star Rated Fireside Convalescent Hospital Receives “Best Nursing Home” Designation by US News and World Report

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Fireside Convalescent Hospital receives national recognition by US News and World Report and Medicare for skilled nursing facilities.

US News & World Report

Five-star rating by Medicare!

Over 3 million Americans will spend at least part of 2014 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home. Such individuals and their families often encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Commonly 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 during their selection process.

To bring ease to those making this difficult decision, 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 nearly 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at Medicare similarly 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.

Fireside Skilled Nursing Center, a facility serviced by North American Health Care, received a top spot on this list. Medicare has given all 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care a five-star rating. 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.

"It is an honor to receive these awards from both Medicare and US News," said Mark Hall, Administrator of Fireside. "We strive for excellence in providing the best possible care and see it reflected in our patients' smiles each day. It’s great to know they recognize that too.”

Residents are highly complimentary. “The staff is cheerful and always ready to help with my care and explaining to my family what was happening in the process”; “[I] was very happy there and miss everyone”; and “The professional way you handle patients is wonderful” are some of the most recent testimonials that speak to the quality, community and care of Fireside.

For more information about Fireside Convalescent Hospital please visit or contact (310) 393-0475.

About Fireside Convalescent Hospital
Fireside provides 24-hour skilled care and rehabilitation services in a comfortable and friendly environment. At Fireside Convalescent Hospital, caring is our main concern. 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 are not easy, we strive to facilitate that process with an environment where our patients and guests feel informed and comfortable.

A 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 patients are there for short-term treatment or long-term care.

About North American Health Care
Our goal at North American Health Care, Inc. is to assist our client-serviced facilities in providing five-star patient services for every person served. This is a serious and monumental undertaking--one we enjoy the challenge of accomplishing. Our client-serviced facilities’ ratings reflect the organization’s commitment to excellence in patient care, which includes the desire to provide every aging individual serviced a dignified experience.

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Amy Osmond Cook
North American Health Care
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