• Rome Memorial Hospital's RHCF Named to State Top Performer List

    Rome Memorial Hospital’s Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) has been named a top performing nursing home by the New York State Department of Health. The RHCF is the only such facility in Oneida County, and one of only 42 statewide, to achieve the top quintile in each Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) over the last three years.

    The NHQI is an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities across New York State. The RHCF, an 80-bed skilled nursing facility which is located on the hospital’s third floor, provides long-term care, as well as short-term rehab and respite care programs.

    According to RHCF Administrator Wendy Goetz, FACHE, LNHA, consistency and quality over a three-year period has led to this designation. “This is a system-wide achievement which our entire staff and facility should be proud of,” she said. “To be the only facility in Oneida County and one of a select few across the state validates all of the hard work our team puts in to make this a special place for our residents.”

    The NHQI is based on performance, with nursing homes awarded points for quality and performance measures in the components of quality, compliance, and efficiency. Specific deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process are also incorporated into the results. The points for all measures are then summed to create an overall score for each facility. Facilities are ranked into quintiles based on their overall scores. Quintile one represents the top-performing facilities, while quintile five represents the lowest-performing.

    According to Goetz, the facility’s resident-centered care philosophy is one important factor in creating a high quality environment. Rather than being treated as a group, residents are individually supported in achieving their optimal level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

    “Our resident-centered care philosophy plays a major part in achieving this, but we also focus on our employees, our long term staff and staff education,” Goetz continued. “Everyone from nurses, housekeepers, activities specialists and administration play a part in achieving this honor.”

    For more information about the RHCF, call 315-338-7305.
    Rome Memorial Hospital’s Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) has been named a top performing nursing home by the New York State Department of Health. The RHCF is the only such facility in Oneida County, and one of only 42 statewide, to achieve the top quintile in each Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) over the last three years.

    The NHQI is an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities across New York State. The RHCF, an 80-bed skilled nursing facility which is located on the hospital’s third floor, provides long-term care, as well as short-term rehab and respite care programs.

    According to RHCF Administrator Wendy Goetz, FACHE, LNHA, consistency and quality over a three-year period has led to this designation. “This is a system-wide achievement which our entire staff and facility should be proud of,” she said. “To be the only facility in Oneida County and one of a select few across the state validates all of the hard work our team puts in to make this a special place for our residents.”

    The NHQI is based on performance, with nursing homes awarded points for quality and performance measures in the components of quality, compliance, and efficiency. Specific deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process are also incorporated into the results. The points for all measures are then summed to create an overall score for each facility. Facilities are ranked into quintiles based on their overall scores. Quintile one represents the top-performing facilities, while quintile five represents the lowest-performing.

    According to Goetz, the facility’s resident-centered care philosophy is one important factor in creating a high quality environment. Rather than being treated as a group, residents are individually supported in achieving their optimal level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

    “Our resident-centered care philosophy plays a major part in achieving this, but we also focus on our employees, our long term staff and staff education,” Goetz continued. “Everyone from nurses, housekeepers, activities specialists and administration play a part in achieving this honor.”

    For more information about the RHCF, call 315-338-7305. 

     

     

     

    RHCF Top Performer 
     AMONG THE BEST—The Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) has been named a top performing nursing home by the state Department of Health based upon the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) evaluation project.
    This recognition verifies what RHCF residents already know, that the staff and administration of the RHCF work hard every day to make it a special place for residents to call home.