Posted Monday, August 14th, 2017
COUNTY FACILITY IS IN TOP 10 PERCENT OF QUALITY CARE NURSING FACILITIES IN NATION
The Morris View Healthcare Center has achieved a 5-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a coveted rating that places the county facility in the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the nation for quality care.
“This top rating is a testament to the dedication of the management and staff at Morris View, who continue to provide quality care and commitment to persons in need who are residents of the center,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
The overall rating is composed of three key components that are indicators of quality care. The components are health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Of all nursing facilities with more than 100 beds in the greater Morristown area, Morris View is one of just a few facilities with a 5-star rating.
“We are thrilled that CMS recognized what the residents, families and our staff have been saying all along – that Morris View is the premier post-acute rehabilitation and nursing center in Morris County” said Ben Kurland, CEO of Allaire Healthcare Group, the company that recently took over the management of Morris View and soon will be leasing Morris View.
“It is due to the caring staff and their dedication that we were able to accomplish this lofty feat,” he added.
The 5-star rating comes just a few weeks after the Board of Freeholders approved a lease of Morris View to Freehold-based Allaire Healthcare. The private company should take over Morris View operations in the fall.
The contract calls for Allaire to pay the county $2.3 million annually to lease Morris View, which is a 283-bed county owned and operated nursing home and sub-acute rehabilitation facility located in Morris Township.
The freeholders have stressed that the county is retaining ownership of the facility and has included specific patient care requirements into the lease agreement to ensure that Morris View would maintain the high quality of care now offered to elderly and disabled residents living there.
To view the CMS rating details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=0&ID=315303&Distn=2.4&loc=MORRISTOWN%2C%20NJ&lat=40.7967667&lng=-74.4815438
For more on Allaire’s lease of Morris View, visit: https://morrisview.morriscountynj.gov/faq/