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Scranton Transitional Rehab Staff celebrate national care ranking

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  • Written By: Allied Services Integrated Health
Scranton Transitional Rehab Staff celebrate national care ranking

Photo ID:seated front and center; Ocean Roberts, Certified Nurse Aide; standing left to right; Rebecca Canfield, Certified Nurse Aide; Beth Johnson, Certified Nurse Aide; Chris Fazzini, MHA, NHA, Administrator, Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit; Mary Greenley, RN, Director of Nursing, Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit; Bobbi Hight-Ingiaimo, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing, Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit; Lori Desando, MS, OTR/L, Director of Therapy, Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit; Iva Rutkowski, RN, Assessment Coordinator.

Staff at Allied Services is celebrating the national recognition they received for their quality care. Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit received U.S. News & World Report’s “High Performing” ranking for Short-Term Rehabilitation. This is the highest possible ranking awarded.

U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. 3 skilled-nursing facilities operated by Allied Services Integrated Health System are among the 13% of facilities nationwide that were recently recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit also earned the “High Performing” ranking for Short-Term Rehabilitation and/or Long-Term Care.

This is the 5th consecutive year that the Allied Services Transitional Rehab Units have received the survey’s top rating of “High Performing” for Short-Stay Rehabilitation, earning them the title of “Best Nursing Homes.” The Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating was introduced in 2018 to provide patients with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by nursing homes to short-stay patients in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness.

“As a non-profit health system, we have made it a priority to give patients in our region access to the very best in clinical expertise and advanced rehab technology” commented Karen Kearney, MSW, Vice President, Inpatient Rehabilitation. “This carries through to our Transitional Rehab Units where patients receive nationally-acclaimed short-term rehabilitation under the direction of our Nursing Home Administrators, Chris Minich and Chris Fazzini.”

Now in its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about quality of care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control violations listed on the resident safety summary. Individuals can easily conduct customized research for a highly rated nursing home by location, size and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

Transitional Rehab at Allied Services

For those patients who need short-stay rehab, but may not be appropriate for an inpatient rehab, our Transitional facilities offer the best of both worlds: superior rehab and the highest quality, round-the-clock nursing care. Here, expert clinicians and caregivers work as a team, with one goal in mind: a faster, fuller recovery for our patients.

We have transitional rehab units at Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township and at Allied Services Scranton Rehab Hospital in Scranton. Our transitional care units are situated within our top-ranked rehab hospitals in the United States. That means that our transitional patients have ready access to the most highly qualified therapists and nurses, the latest therapies and technologies, and safe accommodations. Learn more about transitional rehab here.