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ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility Honored as One of America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024

Facility earns prestigious national recognition for fourth consecutive year

BUFFALO, NY—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility has again been recognized on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 list. This prestigious award, which Terrace View has received in four consecutive years, is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on September 27th, 2023 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website:

The Best Nursing Homes of 2024 ranking lists the best nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities according to The United States Census Bureau. These states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. This year there were 500 hospitals across the Nation that were chosen and ECMCs’ Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility ranked 38th in New York State for nursing homes with 150 beds or more.  There are over 600 nursing homes in New York State.

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, ECMC President and CEO, said, “On behalf of the dedicated caregivers and administrators at Terrace View, we are very proud to again be recognized as one of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes in 2024.  This prestigious, national third-party assessment reinforces the high-quality care that distinguishes Terrace View and underscores the professionalism and commitment of our Terrace View caregivers. With very medically complex patients averaging 68 years of age, this recognition of Terrace View is yet another example of the ECMC Family’s dedication and passion for the residents we serve.”

The America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 ranking lists the nation’s leading nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The evaluation is based on five data sources:

  • CMS Data: Used to determine the performance of nursing homes.
  • Accreditation: Data on nursing homes provided by The Joint Commission (TJC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  • Resident Satisfaction Data: National Patient Safety Goals from the Joint Commission and Google reviews were included.
  • National Online Survey: Thousands of medical professionals (registered nurses, nursing home managers and administrators, licensed practical nurses / licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, and physicians) were surveyed.
  • Management of the Covid-19 situation: A Covid-19 score for each facility was calculated, with the objective to award nursing homes which have had the best possible response and protocols during the pandemic.

Terrace View was opened on February 8, 2013.  It contains three floors of 96 skilled nursing beds each; one floor containing 66 sub-acute rehab beds; a 20-bed ventilator unit and 16-bed behavioral intervention unit – for a total of 390 beds.  The building is connected to the ECMC main hospital and to other facilities on ECMC’s Grider Street health campus via a corridor used to transport patients and residents in need of varying degrees of medical care.  The facility is organized into small-scale, 12-bed households, each with a living room and fireplace, kitchen and dining room.  Each floor features a generous outdoor terrace and an indoor lounge with a view to the terrace.  The ground floor includes shared communal spaces with adjacent gardens and courtyards.  The features offer a stimulating community for residents, families and staff members.

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ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation, and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care.

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