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Whittier Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Sub-Acute Unit Named One of the Best in California

Hospital's Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores High in All Categories 5 Years in a Row

Whittier Hospital Medical Center's 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received national accolades in the eighth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings by U.S. News & World Report.

Whittier Hospital Medical Center is ranked among the top nursing facilities in all of California. This is the fifth year in a row the hospital has earned this recognition.

The hospital's pediatric sub-acute care unit serves long-term care patients who need 24-hour medical care. The center received a five-star rating overall, and 14 out of a possible 15 stars in three subcategories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality measures.

"This recognition is a testament to our nurses and staffs hard work and dedication to putting our patients' needs first and foremost," said Richard Castro, chief executive officer of Whittier Hospital. "We are proud of our team who works tirelessly helping our facility remain one of California's best nursing facilities year after year."

The rankings were based on Nursing Home Compare, a program managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS analyzes information on all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid and gives a rating according to their standards.

The center received further commendation in the comprehensive report. It went on to show that Whittier Hospital Medical Center's nursing staff provides more than twice the amount of personal attention per resident than the national average, and the center's quality measures were nearly impeccable with a ranking above both state and national averages.
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