JERSEY CITY, NJ. November 22, 2016. Peace Care St. Joseph’s, formerly Cusack Care Center, has earned the distinction of being named a “Best Nursing Home in America” by the prestigious 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report. This recognition is the result of a critical survey of almost 15,000 nursing homes across America, taking into account campus safety, staffing, patient satisfaction and resources offered, among other important criteria. Out of the nursing homes surveyed, only 2,000 earned the title of “Best Nursing Homes in America.” Peace Care St. Joseph’s is one of only 63 nursing homes in New Jersey to receive a “Five Star” rating on the list, and one of 83 in the state to be designated to “Best Nursing Homes in America” list.
“We are honored to be added to the ‘Best Nursing Homes in America’ by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report,” said Thomas Sheehy, Administrator of Peace Care St. Joseph’s. “We believe that this reflects the dedication of our exceptional team- members and staff who work tirelessly to deliver quality care to our patients and residents,” continued Mr. Sheehy.
To qualify as a U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Home in America,” Peace Care St. Joseph’s had to earn an average of at least 4.5 stars during the 12 months of federal reports ending in October 2016. Peace Care St. Joseph’s also met or exceeded additional performance standards set by U.S. News, including earning at least 4 stars in the CMS overall rating for all 12 months. A “Best Nursing Home in America” designation puts Peace Care St. Joseph’s in the top 13% of nursing homes nationwide and in the top 23% of nursing homes in New Jersey.
“The designation of Peace Care St. Joseph’s as one of the ‘Best Nursing Homes in America’ is a clear, visible example of the meaningful work and the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace,” said George Popko, CEO of Peace Care, Inc. “Our commitment to exceptional faith-based care for our residents and patients has always come first. We appreciate this recognition as a positive affirmation of the excellent work of our staff and dedication to people we serve,” continued Mr. Popko.
Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Peace Care St. Joseph’s is a member of Peace Care, Inc., a not for profit Catholic skilled nursing system serving the Greater Hudson County area. In collaboration with the neighboring Peace Care St. Ann’s campus, Peace Care offers exceptional skilled nursing care including post-acute care, outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies, adult medical day care, residential care, and more.
About Peace Care, Inc.
Peace Care, Inc. offers skilled nursing facilities in Jersey City at Peace Care St. Ann’s and Peace Care St. Joseph’s. Peace Care, Inc. is a not-for- profit corporation sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Their team of highly trained professionals provides high quality short-term medical and rehabilitative care, adult medical day care, as well as comprehensive long-term nursing care in a safe and nurturing environment. Learn more at www.PeaceCareNJ.org.