Good Shepherd Made the List!

Good Shepherd Made the List!
99 Minnesota Nursing Homes Rated As Best In State: U.S. News

Good Shepherd Made the List! A new set of ratings places nearly 2,300 nursing homes in the United States as top care providers in the country for 2017-18. The “Nursing Home Finder,” released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country to come up with the list of homes designated as the best.

To create the “Nursing Home Finder,” U.S. News used data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The nursing homes were rated “poor” to “top-performing” on a scale of 1 to 5.

In Minnesota, 99 nursing homes made the list. U.S. News says nursing home performance was evaluated over time, averaging monthly data over a year and much emphasis was placed on strong performance in medical quality measures. To receive a high U.S. News rating, homes had to provide significantly more than the required minimum of rehabilitation therapy. All rated homes accept residents covered by Medicaid, Medicare or both. (You can read more about how U.S. News rates nursing homes here.)

The 99 Minnesota nursing homes listed below were labeled as “top performing” and had overall ratings of 4.5 or greater:

  • Elk River: Guardian Angels Care Center
  • Cloquet: Sunnyside Health Care Center
  • Hutchinson: Harmony River Living Center
  • Rochester: Madonna Towers of Rochester
  • Stillwater: Good Samaritan Society
  • Spring Park: Lake Minnetonka Shores
  • Detroit Lakes: Essentia Health Oak Crossing
  • Hastings: Augustana Health Care Center
  • Sleepy Eye Care Center
  • Bloomington: Friendship Village of Bloomington
  • Appleton Municipal Hospital
  • Benedictine Health Center Duluth
  • Northfield: Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center
  • Northfield: Three Links Care Center
  • Northfield: Northfield Care Center
  • Farmington: Trinity Care Center
  • Paynesville: Centracare Health Paynesville Koronis Manor CC
  • Morris: West Wind Village
  • Breckenridge: St. Francis Home
  • Howard Lake: Good Samaritan Society
  • Inver Grove Heights: Good Samaritan Society
  • Sartell: Country Manor Health & Rehab CTR
  • Saint Cloud: St. Benedicts Senior Community
  • Mcintosh: Mcintosh Senior Living
  • Watkins: Hilltop Care Center
  • Blue Earth: St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center
  • Zumbrota: Zumbrota Care Center
  • Saint Paul: Good Samaritan Society
  • Saint Paul: New Harmony Care Center
  • Saint Paul: Carondelet Village Care Center
  • Saint Paul: Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Saint Paul: Galtier Health Center
  • Waseca: Lakeshore Inn Nursing Home
  • Roseville: Langton Place
  • Mankato: Pathstone Living
  • Cook: Cook Community Hospital C&NC
  • Melrose: Centracare Health System – Melrose Pine Villa C C
  • Battle Lake: Good Samaritan Society
  • Belgrade: Nursing Home Belgrade
  • Staples: Lakewood Health System
  • Albert Lead: Thorne Crest Retirement Center
  • Canby: Sylvan Court
  • Coon Rapids: Park River Estates Care Center
  • Fergus Falls: Broen Memorial Home
  • Sandstone: Sandstone Health Care Center
  • Buffalo: Park View Care Center
  • Perham: Perham Living
  • Detroit Lakes: Emmanuel Nursing Home
  • Dassel: Lakeside Health Care Center
  • Clarkfield: Clarkfield Care Center
  • Ellsworth: Parkview Manor Nursing Home
  • Renville: Renville Health Center
  • Ulen: Viking Manor Nursing Home
  • Browns Valley: Browns Valley Health Center
  • Fulda: Maple Lawn Senior Care
  • Lakefield: Colonial Manor Nursing Home
  • Waconia: Auburn Home In Waconia
  • Parkers Prairie: St. Williams Living Center
  • Buffalo Lake: Buffalo Lake Health Care Center
  • Pipestone: Good Samaritan Society
  • St. James: Good Samaritan Society
  • Lake Park: Sunnyside Care Center
  • West Saint Paul: Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II
  • Plymouth: Interlude
  • Plymouth: Trillium Woods Plymouth
  • Rochester: Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center
  • Silver Bay: MN Veterans Home
  • Luverne Luverne: MN Veterans Home
  • Minneapolis: Mount Olivet Careview Home
  • Minneapolis: Mount Olivet Home
  • Minneapolis: Andrew Residence
  • Minneapolis: Jones Harrison Residence
  • Montevideo: Luther Haven
  • Glencoe: Region Health Services
  • Albert Lea: St. Johns Luther Home
  • Shakopee: St. Gertrudes Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Redwood Falls: Wood Dale Home Inc
  • Aitkin: Aicota Health Care Center
  • Annandale Care Center
  • Lamberton: Valley View Manor HCC
  • Little Falls Care Center
  • Monticella Centracare Health
  • Essentia Health Grace Home
  • Wayzata Folkestone
  • Bloomington: Minnesota Masonic Home Care Center
  • Carlton: Interfaith Care Center
  • Long Prairie: Centracare Health System
  • Sauk Rapids: Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
  • Fairfax Community Home
  • Sauk Centre: Centracare Health System – Sauk Centre Nursing Home
  • Pelican Rapids: Pelican Valley Health Center
  • Mankato: Hillcrest Care & Rehabilitation Center
  • Wheaton: Traverse Care Center
  • Warroad Care Center
  • Le Sueur: Minnesota Valley Health Center
  • Hayfield: Field Crest Care Center
  • Rochester: Samaritan Bethany Home On Eighth
  • Bloomington: Presbyterian Homes Of Bloomington
  • North Oaks: Presbyterian Homes Of North Oaks

The homes that received the designation of a best U.S. News nursing home for 2017-18 represent about 15 percent of all homes, according to the publication.

Click here to see the list of all nursing homes that were rated as best by U.S. News.

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Originally published Nov 2, 2017.
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