Van Dyk Ridgewood Facility Named ONE OF ‘BEST NURSING HOMES 2013’ by US News & World Report
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 15, 2013, 01:44 PM EDT
Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Ridgewood facility was named ‘one of the ‘best nursing homes 2013’ by U.S. News & World Report. An estimated 3.3 million Americans will live in the nation's nearly 16,000 nursing homes this year alone. They and their families will want to find a source of the best possible care. To help them, U.S. News has collected meaningful data and ratings about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and built from them a searchable database designed to highlight the highest-rated homes likely to meet each user's needs.
The data behind Best Nursing Homes come from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. The agency also collects information from states and individual homes and assigns each home a rating of one to five stars in each of three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing and quality of medical care. The ratings are combined to produce an overall rating of one to five stars.
“U.S. News & World Report’s recent recognition of our Ridgewood facility is a culmination of our team’s dedicated and caring work,” said Robert Van Dyk, president and owner of Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. “For 60 years, we’ve instilled the importance of putting our patients’ and residents’ needs ahead of our own, and our team takes this mission to heart every day, from the most simple tasks they complete to the most complex. On behalf of them, and the gracious people who put their trust in us for their care, we’re proud to be recognized nationally for our mission.”
“We’re very pleased to be among U.S. News & World Report’s distinguished list of ‘Best Nursing Homes’ for the third consecutive year,” said Mary Jo Kurtz, Administrator/COO of the Van Dyk Ridgewood facility. “Our mission of ‘We Care’ is translated into everything we do for our patients and residents and it’s very gratifying to achieve recognition beyond our own four walls. We share this distinction with our care team, our patients, residents and their families.”
U.S. News built Best Nursing Homes 2013 using data published by CMS in January 2013. Homes in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are included. In January 2013, 3,036 nursing homes earned an overall rating of five stars from the federal government, including Van Dyk Ridgewood. Their profiles on usnews.com display a badge in recognition of this status. U.S. News will periodically update its ratings and other data during 2013 as new data become available from CMS, but only those homes recognized in January will display a badge throughout the year.
The “We Care” Mission of Van Dyk Health Care
Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. is a family of three facilities located in northern New Jersey: Van Dyk Ridgewood, Van Dyk Montclair and Van Dyk Park Place. Founded in 1953, the organization has built an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in care, that began with Marvin Van Dyk, and continues today with his son, Robert Van Dyk and his dedicated staff – all who share a mission of delivering quality care services to others in need, whether it be short-stay services or longer-term assisted or chronic care. Today, Van Dyk Health Care has grown to offer the full continuum of care services, including post-acute, assisted living, skilled nursing and long-term chronic care, as well as a specialized Alzheimer’s Care unit. The organization is committed to working closely with its hospital and medical partners to ensure its short-stay patients return home quickly and safely. Learn more at vandykhealthcare.com or 201.445.8200.