The award was presented during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognized the facility as the premier location in the division, which includes 25 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.
Life Care Center of West Bridgewater has been led by Senior Executive Director Alan Richman since it opened in 1996. It has a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the highest rating given) and a significantly lower return-to-hospital rate for patients than the national average. The building was also praised for the team atmosphere of mutual respect among associates.
“We congratulate Alan and his team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents and rehab patients at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day.”