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Baxter Regional Home Health Receives 5 STAR Rating

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Baxter Regional Medical Center Home Health is proud to announce that it has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5 STAR rating in Marion County and 4.5 STAR rating in Baxter County. The STAR rating system is a tool that CMS uses to track and score how Home Health agencies perform and compare with other agencies throughout the nation. According to the CMS report, most agencies fall "in the middle" with a 3 STAR rating, meaning the agency performed better than average. Currently only about 2.5% of Home Health agencies have a 5 STAR rating.

"We are extremely proud of the BRMC Home Health staff. They are truly committed to providing high quality healthcare to our patients," said Janie Pugsley, MSN, RN, Director of BRMC Home Health.

"Baxter Regional Medical Center Home Health has always been an asset to the patients in the communities we serve. I am proud to honor and celebrate each employee who is committed to giving the care that is reflected in this CMS rating, ” said Shannon Nachtigal, MSN, RN, BRMC Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer.

In celebration of the 5 STAR rating and November being National Home Health Month, Baxter Regional Home Health is hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 30 Ryan Road in Cotter. During the Open House they will conduct facility tours, serve grilled hotdogs and answer questions about how Home Health might be able to help you. For more information about the Open House, call Denee Moore, BRMC Home Health Marketing Representative, at (870) 435-7500.

For more information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services STAR rating, please visit