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ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility earns Four-Star Quality Rating from CMS

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined that ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility has earned a Four-Star Rating for Overall Quality. 

The newly assigned CMS ratings for Terrace View include: Four Stars for Overall Quality, Five Stars for Quality Measures, Four Stars for Staffing, and Four Stars for RN Staffing.  The Quality Measure (QM) Rating is scheduled to be posted by CMS on their “Nursing Home Compare” website as of May 24, 2017.  The data used in the ratings are from the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 quality measures for all four quarters of 2016 and claims-based quality measures data from 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016.  (MDS is part of the U.S. federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes.) 
Terrace View is one of only 12 nursing homes out of 102 in Western New York rated by CMS with 4 Stars for Overall Quality. 
Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, ECMC President and CEO said, “This is a significant achievement for Terrace View.  At the end of the day, this achievement is about the commitment of our Terrace View caregivers and their focus on the residents who live there.  We continue to be very proud of quality scores achieved by the entire ECMC and Terrace View Family, as they continue to strive for the very best care for our patients and residents in everything they do.”

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