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Two years ago, Dosher Nursing Center was honored as “One of the Best Nursing Homes in America” in the February 2010 issue of US News & World Report magazine. In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes.
In February this year, Dosher Nursing Center received an even higher honor by being named to the honor roll of the Best Nursing Homes in America, a distinction only given to 39 nursing homes out of the 15,500 facilities reviewed by U.S. News.
Only those 39 nursing homes named to U.S. News’ 2012 honor roll received four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas being evaluated by CMS: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care. No other skilled nursing facility in North Carolina was named to U.S. News’ nursing home honor roll.
Dosher Nursing Center is a part of Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport. The 64-bed nursing center, which opened its doors in May 2000, provides southeast Brunswick County area residents with the necessary skilled nursing services to attain and maintain the highest possible physical, mental and psychological well-being.
Receiving around-the-clock nursing care, residents may require services such as IV therapy, blood transfusion and wound care. Residents may receive occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, diabetic counseling and recreational therapy as part of their plan of care. In addition, close proximity to Dosher Hospital’s emergency department and many other patient services gives added peace of mind.
In addition to its U.S. News national nursing home recognition, Dosher Nursing Center recently completed its fifth straight annual state inspection with no deficiencies.
“We are so honored by being named to U.S. News’ honor roll of nursing homes,” said director Michele Lawrence. “Our entire staff and our volunteers work very hard to make Dosher Nursing Center a very special place for our residents to live. We all take a great deal of pride in the care we give and the extra things we do day in and day out. At Dosher Nursing Center, we always say that our residents don’t live in our facility. We work in their home.”