U.S. News & World Report recently named Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Extended Care Facility (ECF) on its list of Best Nursing Homes. The Extended Care Facility is one of only four in Chicago to make the prestigious list.
U.S. News & World Report released its Best Nursing Homes ranking for 2016-17
with tougher requirements, resulting in a 41 percent decrease in the number of facilities chosen. Of the 740 facilities evaluated in Illinois—which includes all homes in Chicago, its suburbs and across the state—SCH’s Extended Care Facility was one of only 63 nursing homes included. That means only nine percent of homes statewide meet the threshold.
According to the report: “Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Extended Care Facility (ECF) in Chicago, IL, is rated 5.0 stars overall (out of 5 stars). It is a small facility with 46 beds and has nonprofit, church ownership. Swedish Covenant Hospital is not part of a continuing care retirement community. It participates in Medicare.”
The EFC functions as a short stay facility, with a shorter average length of stay than a traditional nursing home. The overall 5 star ranking for SCH’s facility is based on ratings in several key areas, including health inspections, nurse staffing and measures of medical quality of care.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Anthony Guaccio, President and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital. “It’s a testament to our entire Extended Care Facility team which works very hard to serve its residents.”
“I am proud to work with a dedicated team of nurses, assistants, and therapists,” said Sarah Stadler, MSN, RN. “It is very rewarding to see residents make such significant gains during their short-stay with us and be able to move forward to following their rehabilitation. We are dedicated to helping residents become as strong and capable as possible before transitioning to their next level of care.”
To see the complete listing please visit: Best Nursing Homes ranking