Good Samaritan Society - Waukon earns five-star rating ...

The Good Samaritan Society - Waukon has announced it has earned a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The rating system results are released quarterly and rank healthcare providers in quality of patient care and patient satisfaction. “I applaud the outstanding efforts of our Waukon, Iowa caregivers and staff enabling the center to achieve this prestigious designation,” said Cathy Smikle, administrator. “We are continually seeking to improve our performance in the quality care and services we give our residents to maintain a safe and secure environment for their well-being.”

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas of special interest. The agency features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between one and five stars. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have above average quality facilities and services. Located in the heart of the scenic vacationland nicknamed “The Little Switzerland of Iowa,” and a block from downtown, this modern, 84-bed care center is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon and has been providing care to the community since 1952. The Waukon center also features 12 senior living apartments. Pictured above, residents and employees of Good Samaritan Society – Waukon pose for a photo during their visit to the recent Christmas Fantasy in Waukon. Submitted photo.

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