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Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center (MVNRC) Receives Medicare’s Top Rating for the Third Year in a Row

Signature Partners Welcomes MVNRC to Its Network

Falls Church, VA – Signature Partners, a clinically integrated provider network affiliated with Inova announced today that the Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center (MVNRC) achieved a 5-star Overall Rating from Medicare for the third year in a row. Medicare provides national listings and ratings for nursing homes as well as hospitals, doctors, home health facilities and more. The “Nursing Home Compare” feature of www.medicare.gov (Medicare’s website) allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide The Medicare website also provides quality information about how to choose a nursing home.

“This top tier rating could not have been achieved without the incredible efforts of our staff. While new technologies and efficient operating systems play a large role in today’s skilled nursing center environments, it’s the quality, experience and compassion of the staff that treats patients and residents alike that makes the difference between a good skilled nursing center and a great skilled nursing center! More important is that we haven’t lost sight of what makes MVNRC unique since our opening in 1979: Our ongoing commitment to providing the most compassionate care and attention to our residents and patients”, said Robert DeMaria, MVNRC Administrator.

Recently, MVNRC joined Signature Partners (SP), a clinically integrated provider network affiliated with Inova Health System for the purpose of aligning Northern Virginia community physicians, hospital-based physicians and hospitals together in order to create a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN).  To qualify as a participant in the SP network, MVNRC has demonstrated its Electronic Health Record capabilities, follows evidence-based care guidelines, provides high-quality, affordable patient-centered care, work within a shared, strategic environment to transform local healthcare delivery and encourages team ownership of patient-focused care.

“We are pleased to welcome Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center to the Signature Partners network and congratulate them on this significant accomplishment.  The five-star overall rating from Medicare demonstrates the Center’s clinical staff and leadership to providing the highest quality of care to the patients they serve, “said Matthew Poffenroth, MD, CEO/CMO, Signature Partners.

Especially noteworthy in MVNRC’s Medicare ratings are the consistently high ratings for Staffing. MVNRC staffs to patient ratios are consistently at a higher rate than averages in the region.  Medicare staff ratings are based on two measures: 1) Registered Nurse (RN) hours per resident day; and 2) total staffing hours per resident day. Total staffing includes: RNs; Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs); and Certified Nurse Aids (CNAs).

MVNRC Marketing and Admissions Director, Eileen Spinella remarked, “It’s generally understood that because nursing home quality of care and services vary greatly, utilizing survey results and ratings like Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare data is an important way to measure nursing home quality. We are very pleased to be the only skilled nursing center of its kind in the Northern Virginia region to have received Medicare’s highest rating three years in a row!”

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, Tracy.Connell@inova.org

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About Signature Partners

Signature Partners (SP) is a physician-led, clinically integrated, preferred (narrow) network, affiliated with the community-based Inova Health System. By combining the best local primary care physicians and specialists with our resources and experience, we’ll achieve the best results under value-based contracts for greater financial reward and better patient. For more information, visit signaturepartners.org.

About Mt Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center- Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center is a locally owned and operated 130 bed skilled and intermediate nursing facility which has served the Alexandria/Mount Vernon Virginia community for over 38 years. Located between Alexandria and Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia, it is part of a medical community including physicians’ offices and the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and is close to Inova Alexandria Hospital. MVNRC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Medicare approved and accepts private insurance reimbursements. For more information visit www.MVNRC.net

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