Bethel Home Receives 5-Star Rating From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oshkosh skilled nursing care facility Bethel Home received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its excellent quality of care. The rating is a federal measure of importance used to help consumers compare skilled nursing facilities.

To generate the rating, CMS analyzed Bethel Home's health inspection scores, total nurse staff hours and various benchmarks of residents' quality of life, including successful discharge, chance of hospital readmission and use of antipsychotic medications. Detailed results from the 2017 report are available online.

"Bethel Home and all of Miravida Living are committed to providing opportunities for residents and elders to live with wonder," said Theresa Bertram, Miravida Living's president and CEO. "We are also committed to leadership, excellence, and innovation."

Bethel Home improved its rating to five stars over the past four years. Bertram credits the organization's change in leadership and new programs with the success. Newly implemented programs include Tabula Rasa Healthcare, which improves patient outcomes and manages medication risks. A recent CASPER Quality Report showed Bethel Home's use of antipsychotics was about 10 percent, lower than the Wisconsin average of about 14 percent and national average of about 18 percent. The report also rated Bethel Home's behavior symptoms affecting others at about 14 percent, which is at least 10 percent lower than both the state and national averages.

"Our efforts are improving the quality of life for our Bethel Home residents, especially those living with dementia," said Bertram. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead and encourage a team of dedicated professionals in delivering these successes."

Please contract Bertram for more information about Bethel Home's five-star rating and Miravida Living's commitment to providing compassionate, quality care. 

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