U.S. News & World Report has named the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as one of the nation’s highest quality nursing homes as part of its fifth annual “Best Nursing Homes” rankings, released earlier this month.
The 5-star ranking is the second such honor bestowed upon the 60-bed facility, located adjacent to the Riverhead hospital, in the past four months. The previous honor came in December from Nursing Home Compare, the public ranking service of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The U.S. News & World Report study noted that patients at the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received, on average, 161 minutes a day of care from registered and licensed nursing professionals, which is 75 percent more than the state average, and 68 percent more than the national average for nursing homes. The report also showed that Peconic Bay patients received nearly four times as much care from physical therapy staff members as the state and national averages.
“The quality, compassion and dedication of our nurses and support staff are truly extraordinary,” said Peconic Bay Medical Center President and CEO Andrew Mitchell. “Our staff members truly believe in treating patients as though they are treasured members of their extended families. We are thrilled that they are getting the recognition they deserve.”
The Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term rehabilitation for patients recovering from surgeries, accidents, injuries and strokes, as well as long-term, palliative and end-of-life care. The facility also specializes in providing advanced rehabilitation services for post-operative joint replacement patients.