We are excited to share that we will be holding an event next Friday, April 6 from 3-4 p.m. to celebrate our nursing home’s recognition as one of the best 39 in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Expected to attend are:
- Gov. Peter Shumlin
- DAIL Commissioner Dr. Susan Wehry
- Division of Licensing and Protection Director Suzanne Leavitt
- Licensing and Protection Assistant Director and State Survey Agency Director Fran Keeler
- Vermont Health Care Association Executive Director Laura Pelosi
- Hospital and nursing home leaders
- Nursing home staff
- Nursing home residents and families
The media has been invited to watch the brief speeches from state and Gifford/nursing home officials at the start of the event, and will then have an opportunity to speak to families and residents.
The event will be held at Gifford’s nursing home, the Menig Extended Care Facility, which is located on the southern end of the medical center in Randolph on Route 12. From Interstate 89, go west on Route 66 into Randolph. Go straight through the four-way stop, left over the bridge by Cumberland Farms into the downtown, through the downtown, over the railroad tracks and up the hill. Gifford is on the left. Drive past the hospital and take the entrance at the end of the building, before the Thrift Shop.
Menig was the only nursing home in Vermont to receive this distinction this year. U.S. News and World Report released a list of its “2012 Honor Roll” nursing homes in February. The 39 listed were the only out of more than 15,500 reviewed nationally to receive four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas that CMS evaluates – health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.