News & Events

  • Ridgewood Specialty Care receives state’s highest ranking

    (January, 2020) Staff at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa are celebrating a perfect survey administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals in December 2019. They received zero deficiencies. This is the second consecutive year.

    There are 439 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free.

    Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, state surveyors arrive to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with...

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  • Southridge Specialty Care earns national quality recognition

    January, 2020 – Southridge Specialty Care has earned the American Healthcare Association’s (AHCA) 2020 Quality Initiative Tier 4 Recognition. Only 66 skilled nursing facilities out Iowa’s 439 achieved this level. Skilled nursing facilities that have achieved four out of four of the established quality initiatives dedicated their efforts over the past year to achieve the following improvements:

    • Safely reduced long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by at least 10 percent, or maintain a rate of 10 percent or less since 1st Quarter 2017
    • Achieve customer satisfaction...
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  • Sibley Specialty Care earns national quality recognition

    January, 2020 – Sibley Specialty Care has earned the American Healthcare Association’s (AHCA) 2020 Quality Initiative Tier 4 Recognition. Only 66 skilled nursing facilities out Iowa’s 439 achieved this level. Skilled nursing facilities that have achieved four out of four of the established quality initiatives dedicated their efforts over the past year to achieve the following improvements:

    • Safely reduced long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by at least 10 percent, or maintain a rate of 10 percent or less since 1st Quarter 2017
    • Achieve customer satisfaction of 90...
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