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St. Luke’s nursing facilities earn honors

Published December 14. 2019 06:28AM

St. Luke’s Miners and St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campuses’ Skilled Nursing Facilities have been named by U.S. News and World Report as “Best Nursing Homes” for short-term rehabilitation care.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center located at the St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale received a short-term rehabilitation rating of High-Performing (4 out of 5) by U.S. News. It has 48 beds.

Sacred Heart Hospital Transitional Care Facility in Allentown received an overall rating of 5 out of 5 and has a short-term rehabilitation rating of High Performing. It has 22 beds.

U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings draw on data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To create these resources, U.S. News evaluates more than 15,000 homes nationwide in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.

This year, 2,969 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News “Best Nursing Home” for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

The Short-Term Rehabilitation Rating designates nursing homes as High-Performing, Average, or Below Average in the care they provide to patients staying at the facility for less than 100 days.

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