Medicare’s 5-Star Rated Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab Receives “Best Nursing Home” Designation by US News and World Report

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Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab receives national recognition by US News and World Report and Medicare for skilled nursing facilities.

US News & World Report

5-Star Medicare Rating

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.

Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, a facility serviced by North American Health Care, Inc., received a top spot on this list. Medicare has given all 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care, Inc. 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.

“Cottonwood places an emphasis on truly providing excellent care,” said James Ellis, Administrator of Cottonwood. "It is an honor to receive such accolades and I’m so proud of our team. I see their dedication reflected in the smiles of our patients everyday.”

Residents and doctors are highly complimentary. “I am always impressed with the cleanliness of your facility, the excellent nursing care and great rehab services you offer my patients;” and “No words can express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for every single day my mom was in your care. I saw firsthand (on a daily basis) what an outstanding care facility you have,” are some of the most recent testimonials that speak to the quality, community, and care of Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab.

For more information about Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, please visit or contact (530) 662-9193.

About Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab:

Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab provides 24-hour skilled care and rehabilitation services in a comfortable and friendly environment. At Cottonwood, caring is the 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, Cottonwood strives to facilitate that process with an environment where 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, Inc.:

North American Health Care, Inc. focuses on assisting their client-serviced facilities in providing five-star patient services for every person served. 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 Cook
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