Comprehensive Care Center Earns 5-stars

CCC Staff in front of facility

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center has been awarded a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 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.

CCC Administrator Katie Ellis, MSN, said CMS has revised the way it rates facilities, tightening the qualifications and increasing the number of quality measures to achieve the top-tier rating.

“Quality care is at the heart of what we do and stand for at the CCC,” Ellis said. “We set our expectations high to ensure we care for our community with the utmost respect, dignity and professionalism. Receiving this recognition validates the excellent work our staff puts forth on a daily basis.”

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 CMS.

The rating of each skilled nursing facility and long-term care center is publicly available by searching “Nursing Home Compare” at www.cms.gov.

About the Author

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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