Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence, Rhode Island, recently finished its survey from the Rhode Island Department of Public Health deficiency-free.
To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. The survey focuses on a wide variety of care areas in the facility, including nursing care, patients’ rights, safety, food services, administration and the physical condition of the building. Surveyors spend several days in the building reviewing paperwork, observing resident care, and interviewing residents and associates.
“It feels great to achieve a deficiency-free survey,” said Nat Cushing, executive director at the facility. “Our success can be attributed to one thing: the staff. Our associates work incredibly hard to make sure that every medical, social and basic need is met for every patient in our home. More importantly, they do it all with love in their hearts and smiles on their faces. The surveyor even remarked that this was one of the happiest skilled nursing facilities he has ever been in.”
Surveyors completed their visit to Evergreen House Health Center on June 26, 2018.