Progressive Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center, has been notified that it received a rating of 100 percent deficiency-free as a result of its July surprise federal survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Although state surveys occur annually, the federal surveys are less frequent and much more stringent, putting each facility under a very high level of scrutiny.
“It’s not unusual for a nursing home to receive upwards of 25 deficiencies which have to be immediately corrected,” said Randall R. Myers Jr., administrator at Progressive Care Center. “In my nearly 10 years as a licensed administrator, I have never known a nursing home or skilled nursing facility to receive a deficiency-free federal survey.”
Each facility is visited at least once a year by state inspectors. However, facilities are chosen at random for the Comparative Federal Monitoring Survey (CFMS) that sheds light on every aspect of the facility and the care provided. Surveyors arrive without advance notice to assure that they are observing daily practices.
Myers, who joined Progressive Care Center as administrator in 2012, gives credit to his staff. “It is truly remarkable and rewarding to work so closely with such a dedicated team of compassionate healthcare professionals who take resident-centered care to heart every day as they deliver excellent therapy, skilled nursing, and long term care services.”
With more than 40 years of service to the community, Progressive Care Center, a nonprofit nursing and rehabilitation facility, is one of the most experienced in the region. Its desirable location on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center supports its treatment of complex patients who are often declined by other facilities with less experience and fewer resources. More information on the Progressive Care Center is available at wkprogressivecare.com.