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Palomar Health’s The Villas at Poway Recognized by U.S. News

Palomar Health’s The Villas at Poway has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Nursing Home” — a designation only achieved by 16 percent of nursing homes nationwide.

U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing and health inspections for this achievement. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings featured a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.

“Our goal is to treat our patients like family and that type of care is extremely crucial in nursing homes. Everything we do is centered around providing the best possible care and outcomes for each and every patient in our healthcare system,” says Diane Hansen, president and CEO of Palomar Health. “The Villas at Poway were created to allow our patients to heal and receive the necessary support throughout their healthcare journey at Palomar Health. This recognition is just another extraordinary representation of our incredible team members going above and beyond for every patient.”

Palomar Health’s goal is to reimagine the healthcare experience and a major part of that is removing the fear from the patient experience. The recognition from U.S. News shows that The Villas at Poway are in fact giving every patient an extraordinary experience, through every stage of life, with the help of its world-class team of nurses, Hansen said.

“Skilled nursing and rehabilitation play a vital role in a patient’s ability to transition from an acute care hospital to his or her home,” said Vice President of Palomar Health, Virginia Barragan. “As a multiple year recipient of U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home, The Villas at Poway demonstrates Palomar’s commitment to the highest quality care in this arena.”

The Villas at Poway is home to a maximum of 129 adult residents who have post-acute, sub-acute and long-term needs including rehabilitation, respite and hospice care. Highly trained nurses, including a Nurse Practitioner, work closely with patients, doctors and family members to ensure the best possible outcomes. All services are provided in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere.

“Choosing the right nursing home based on needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” says Zach Adams, a health data engineer at U.S. News & World Report. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.”

The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated The Villas at Poway’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Both short-term and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections and making sure residents can return home, while continuing to heal their body.





Through its network of providers, Palomar Health offers medical services in virtually all fields of medicine, including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, behavioral health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery at offices strategically located throughout the North San Diego County region. For more information, please visit PalomarHealth.org.

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