CCC Earns 5-Star Rating

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center was awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating this month from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CCC is a 110-bed skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation facility at 216 N Third St.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center was awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating this month from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 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. Skilled nursing facilities with 5-star ratings are considered to be significantly above average in quality. The ratings are based on quality measures, health inspections, and staffing.

"The CCC has always provided excellent, professional and resident-centered care,” said CCC Administrator Katie Ellis. “Receiving the highest star rating from CMS is an honor. It is inspiring to see the talent of the staff recognized. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for our community. CMS has acknowledged our efforts by designating the CCC with a 5-star rating.”

The ratings, according to the CMS website, was created to “help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily,” by making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing facilities.

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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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