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Minerva Healthcare Center gets high ratings on inspections

Published: April 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center will honor its staff with an on-site ceremony April 28, 1 p.m., to recognize the facility's recent ratings on its federal health inspection survey from the Ohio Department of Health.

The annual survey is unannounced and comprehensive. Over the course of four days, the skilled nursing facility was evaluated for adherence to 198 federal regulations that ensure quality of care, safety of residents, and quality of life. Minerva Healthcare received a deficiency-free rating in all inspection categories.

Minerva also received a deficiency-free survey evaluation from Life Safety, which focuses on the environment, fire safety, and emergency procedures of the facility. The results of these assessments are then translated into a star-ratings system which consumers use to compare facilities during their selection process.

Minerva is one of 15 skilled nursing facilities in the state of Ohio to have earned such an honor thus far in 2017. Of the state's 936 skilled nursing facilities, 52 achieved a survey free of deficiencies in 2015 while 46 earned the distinction in 2016.

"A deficiency-free survey illustrates the remarkable commitment of our staff," administrator Ryan Valiquette said. "We have a great team of hardworking individuals who truly care about our residents, always making sure that they come first."

"This achievement is not earned by just one person," director of Nursing Rebecca Oiler said. "It takes a team of dedicated people coming together and I appreciate each member of our staff for contributing to this great outcome."

"Our caregivers know our residents very well, and this achievement is a result of true care and dedication," Valiquette added.

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