Comprehensive Care Center Earns 5-Star Rating

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center has once again achieved a 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center has once again achieved a 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The CCC is a 110-bed skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation facility at 216 N. Third St. The 5-Star designation is the highest level for which a facility can be graded by CMS.

The CMS ratings range from 1 to 5 stars and are based on quality measures, health inspections, and staffing. Nursing homes with 5-Star ratings are considered to be significantly above average in quality.

“Our entire staff takes pride in the work that is performed at the CCC while providing individualized care to each resident,” said CCC Administrator Lorraine Jones.

The ratings are created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes “more easily and to help identify areas about which (clients) may want to ask questions,” according to the CMS.

The Comprehensive Care Center was also named last year in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of Best Nursing Homes in the U.S. Of the 15,000 such facilities evaluated, 2,969 earned the top designation, including the CCC.

In 2019, the facility received the Bronze American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Quality Award.  This award was received for a process initiated to ensure the reduction of Urinary Tract Infections among skilled nursing residents. 

The CCC has been honored in other ways as well this year. Because of its outstanding efforts to engage residents and the community, the CCC’s annual “Trick or Treat at the CCC” was selected by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) as a 2020 Showcase Award Winner.

This month, the CCC received notification that it was also the recipient of the Intalere Healthcare Achievement Award in the category of Quality/Patient Care Delivery. The honor was bestowed for a multidisciplinary effort to reduce the level of infections among residents. The effort utilized the work of the CCC’s Infection Preventionist, Nutritionist, Dietary Department, Activities Department, as well as all the Nursing staff. 

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Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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