Resolution J981-2013

Commending Valley Health Services for earning a five-star rating in the U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes report

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Valley Health Services for earning a
five-star rating in the U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S annual Best Nursing
Homes report

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality of life in the communities across this great State of  New  York
is  enriched  by  the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions of distinction whose singular purpose is the care and  welfare  of
others; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Valley  Health  Services for earning a five-star rating in the U.S. NEWS
AND WORLD REPORT'S annual Best Nursing Homes report; and
  WHEREAS, Located in Herkimer, New York, Valley Health  Services  (VHS)
is  noted for recognizing and then addressing the unmet healthcare needs
of the Herkimer County community; and
  WHEREAS, Released at the end of February  2013,  this  special  report
recognizes top-rated nursing homes in all 50 states; the US NEWS'S eval-
uation  of  nursing  homes  is used on data from Nursing Home Compare, a
consumer website run  by  the  US  Centers  for  Medicare  and  Medicaid
Services (CMS); and
  WHEREAS, The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing
homes;  facilities  earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well
as up to five stars in each of the three  following  categories:  health
inspections,  nursing  and  physical  therapy staff and quality of care;
there are 126 nursing homes in central New York, five of which  received
an overall rating of five stars; and
  WHEREAS,  This  places VHS in the top four percent of Central New York
nursing homes, the top eighteen percent statewide, and the top  nineteen
percent nationally; and
  WHEREAS, The success of VHS is in direct correlation to the efforts of
its administration and staff, whose involvement is, and always has been,
characterized  by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and
an uncompromising standard of excellence in all endeavors on  behalf  of
the organization and the population it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
recognize VHS, for its unwavering commitment to the citizens of Herkimer
County, as it provides an uncompromising standard of excellence  in  the
delivery of superlative community service; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Valley  Health  Services  for earning a five-star rating in the
U.S.  NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S annual Best Nursing Homes report;  and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lisa Betrus, CEO/Administrator, Valley Health Services.

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