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Culver City Subacute Unit Receives 5 Stars from Federal Government


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Southern California Hospital at Culver City’s subacute unit received five stars—the highest possible rating—for quality of resident care. Five stars mean the quality of care is “much above average,” according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our hospital ratings on appear on the Nursing Home Compare website.

“I am proud of providing five-star care we are providing to our residents,” said Chief Nursing Officer Mike McGinty. “Our team is very compassionate and this approach to our residents, combined with quality care, is reflected in our ratings.”

Every quarter, the federal agency publicly releases quality ratings for more than 15,000 nursing homes certified by Medicare and Medicaid on the Nursing Home Compare website. Each facility is given an overall rating from one star (lowest) to five stars (highest) based on health inspections, staffing levels, and quality of resident care measures. The tool was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers more easily find nursing home care and determine whether a specific facility meets their needs.

Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Health inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information are 3 important ways to measure the quality of a nursing homes. This information, combined in the star rating, gives you a "snapshot" of the quality of each nursing home.

The ratings show Culver City hospital’s subacute unit also is ranked above average (four stars) in health inspections and overall rating.

“These ratings are a publicly reported number,” said Robyn Popescu, Nursing Manager of the subacute unit. “When people in the community are looking for a place for their loved ones in west Los Angeles, they can see that our facility meets or exceeds expectations in every category.”

The 21-bed unit provides a level of care for individuals who no longer require acute hospitalization, but remain medically fragile and require special services. These services may include inhalation therapy, tracheotomy care, intravenous tube feeding, or complex wound management care. Currently, all residents are long-term, with some having been at the facility for up to two years.