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Five-Star Rating Five Years in a Row

Awards & Recognition Sonora Regional Medical Center’s skilled nursing units are celebrating a huge achievement. Since 2011 – five years in a row – they have received an overall rating of five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS uses their Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers evaluate nursing homes when deciding where they or their loved ones should receive care. 

Achieving a Five-Star rating means that the team caring for the residents in Units 6 and 7 are providing the highest quality care. Out of 1,212 nursing homes in California, only 403 achieved an overall rating of five stars, placing Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Unit 6 and 7 among the top-third facilities statewide. 

The Five-Star rating is based on health inspections, staffing and 11 different quality measures. According to CMS, “The [quality measures] offer information about how well nursing homes are caring for their resident’s physical and clinical needs. More than 12 million assessments of the condition of nursing home residents are used in the Five-Star rating system.” 

“Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this achievement,” said Ron Figley, Director of Skilled Nursing at Sonora Regional Medical Center, “and thank you for your dedication to providing the best possible care for our community.”