Water’s Edge Selected as one of the Best by U.S. News & World Report
In an effort to assist families looking for quality long term care for their loved ones, U.S. News & World Report complied information on almost 16,000 nursing home facilities across the country. According to U.S. News and World Report, “Each nursing home receives an overall rating of one to five stars, based on its number of stars in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, how much time nurses spend with residents and the quality of medical care. Facilities in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are included. The data foundation for Best Nursing Homes 2014 came from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in January 2014. CMS oversees federal payments to nursing homes and assigns the star ratings described above.”
Water’s Edge received an overall rating of five stars. Four stars were received on health inspections, the nursing staff received four stars and quality measures earned a rating of five stars.
For more information, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/area/wi/waters-edge-525632.
Hospital Sponsors Birkie’s 5/10K Family Fun Event
The 2014 American Birkebeiner events met many challenges with the 12-16 inches of fresh snow last Birkie week. Even though some were deterred from participating in Friday’s events, the HAMH/WE Sponsored Family Fun Event still saw plenty of participants who were willing to brave the frigid temperatures on Hayward’s Main Street. Congratulations to all the skiers!
Friends of the Library Makes Donation
The Friends of the Library are working with the Hospital’s OB Department to foster the love of reading at a young age. A recent grant to the library from Growing Wisconsin Readers allows them to provide a nice, large tote bag and infant board book to every baby born at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Families will also receive educational materials about the importance of reading to children and helpful hints for reading to infants, toddlers and children of all ages.