US News & World Report Names Whittier Hospital One of Best in State for Skilled Nursing Care

Released on: October 29, 2014, 11:39 am (EDT)
Industry: Healthcare

Whittier, CA, October 29, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received national accolades in the sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings by U.S. News & World Report. Whittier Hospital Medical Center is ranked among the top nursing facilities in all of California. This is the third year in a row the hospital has earned this recognition.

The hospital’s pediatric sub-acute care unit serves long-term care patients who need 24-hour medical care. The center received a five-star rating overall, and 13 out of a possible 15 stars in three subcategories: health inspections, nursing staff, and measures of care.

“Whittier Hospital strives to improve the care we provide to our patients each day,” said Richard Castro, chief executive officer of Whittier Hospital. “To know that our hard work and dedication has landed us among California’s best facilities is a testament to our entire team’s collaboration.”

The rankings were based on Nursing Home Compare, a program managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS analyzes information on all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid and gives a rating according to their standards.

The center received further commendation in the comprehensive report. It went on to show that Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s nursing staff provides four times more personal attention per resident than the national average, and the center’s quality measures were nearly impeccable with a ranking above both state and national averages.

To learn more about Whittier Hospital, call (562) 945-3561 or visit: or

Contact-Details: Frieda Wenzara
(562) 693-7540

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