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Gwinnett Extended Care Center Named a Top Nursing Home in U.S.

07.17.2013

U.S. News & World Reportrecently recognized Gwinnett Extended Care Center (GECC) of Gwinnett Medical Center as one of the top nursing homes in the country for overall excellence in both long and short-stay patient care. GECC is located at Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville and includes 89 long-term care beds.

In order to create the Best Nursing Homes list, U.S. News & World Report referenced data from Nursing Home Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The data emphasizes the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.

GECC received an overall 5 star rating in measures for quality control, nurse staffing and health inspections, ratings that far surpassed both state and national averages.U.S. News & World Report awarded the best nursing home designation to facilities that earned an overall rating of five stars, the federal agency's highest ranking.

“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report of GECC asserts GMC’s achievement in providing exceptional patient care and medical treatment to metro Atlanta,” said President and CEO Philip Wolfe, Gwinnett Medical Center. “The commitment of GECC staff is highly complementary of GMC’s overall mission to provide quality care and experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Under the direction of Administrator Tamey Stith, GECC was one of only 26 nursing homes to receive the highest overall rating of five stars out of the 125 facilities recognized for quality in its respective classification in the Atlanta metropolitan area. A full list of top nursing homes in the nation can be found at usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

About Gwinnett Medical Center

Gwinnett Medical Center is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,500 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.