Published on June 19, 2020

OHMCH Long Term Care Recognized As 5-Star Facility

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The Long Term Care Unit at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital has received the highest rating possible from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The facility now boasts a 5-star rating on the Nursing Home Compare website, which allows consumers to make educated decisions when choosing a long term care plan. The rating is based on inspection results, staffing levels, penalties the government has taken against nursing homes and how well residents are treated. The star rating allows CMS to highlight nursing home quality in an easily understandable way.

“At OHMCH we realize that 5-star healthcare is a team effort,” Ed Heath, OHRH Chief Operating Officer, said. ‘The Long-Term Care team is very deserving of this designation.”

Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing Home Administrator Kathy Myer said the team took actionable steps to achieve the rating. “Our Long Term Care Team understood the change that was needed for CMS to recognize our Nursing Home as a 5 Star Facility. We looked hard at the data and took action to close the gap between being a 4 Star Facility and 5 Stars,” she said.

However, it’s not about the recognition.

“What Owensboro Health cares about most is what is behind 5 stars,” Myer said. “We want families in our community to find comfort quickly that their mother or father is receiving quality care in a safe secure place with caring help close at hand.”

The Long Term Care Unit is the only facility in the area to earn the 5-star rating.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.