The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center has again received a deficiency-free rating from the New York state Department of Health during its annual, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Long Term Care Survey.
This was its eighth deficiency-free survey since 2004 and the fourth since moving into its new facility in March 2012. The average number of deficiencies cited nationally per facility is seven.
“The CMS Long Term Care Survey … incorporates the most significant federal nursing home regulatory reform in the nation’s history called the Mega Rule,” said Lisa Poskanzer, vice president of operations at the Pediatric Center. “New clinical pathways, resident and family interviews and observation protocols were integrated.”
Now in its 30th year, the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is nationally recognized as a leader in the care of technology-dependent and medically complex children.