Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation Earns Five-Star CMS Rating for Overall Quality
August 10, 2021
Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation (SRHR) today announced that it has been awarded five stars in the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System published on the Nursing Home Compare website by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have exceeded average quality on a consistent basis. SRHR’s five-star rating places the facility in the top 22 percent of all nursing homes in the state with respect to health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Only 68 of the 312 nursing homes in Tennessee rated received five stars.
“Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation has remained committed to patient safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been a very challenging time for all skilled nursing and long-term care facilities due to the vulnerability of the patient population,” said John McLain, chief executive officer of Starr Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud to have received this recognition from CMS. It is a testament to the care and commitment of our team, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance healthcare delivery and advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
The star rating system is designed to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which consumers may want to ask questions. Nursing homes with five stars, the highest rating possible, are considered to have much above average quality. The system determines an overall star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures, which offers information on how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs.
SRHR strives to be a place where people choose to come for healthcare. We regularly monitor and evaluate quality initiatives to enhance the care provided to our patients. By focusing on the quality of care we provide, we promote a culture of safety and create an environment where patients feel safe, families feel supported and employees want to come to work.
“It is an honor to serve the healthcare needs of our communities, and to be entrusted by our patients and their loved ones to provide the high-quality, individualized care each patient needs and deserves,” said Wallace Stutts, administrator of SRHR. “We are grateful for our providers and staff for their commitment to our patients and to one another. It is their continued dedication that made this five-star rating possible and that will continue to drive our quality improvement initiatives going forward.”
For more information on the star rating system and Nursing Home Compare, visit the CMS website at Medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. For more information on Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation, visit StarrRegional.com.
Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation (SRHR) is an 88-bed skilled and long-term care nursing home located in Etowah, Tennessee. The facility is affiliated with Starr Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health, which is a two-hospital system with campuses in Athens and Etowah. For more information about Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation, please call (423) 507-3659 or visit StarrRegional.com. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit LifePointHealth.net.