Only 9 percent of Illinois-based nursing homes made the list


PALOS HEIGHTS, IL, Dec. 5, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report has named Park Villa, a Villa Healthcare nursing facility, one of the Best Nursing Homes in Illinois. The report, which was first launched in 2009, evaluates data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to rank nursing homes on factors including health inspections, quality of medical care and nurse staffing. This year, there was an increased focus on long-term performance consistency.

“I am extremely proud of the Park Villa staff and its continued commitment to excellence,” said Jon Ollmann, VP of Operations at Park Villa. “This prestigious ranking is reflective of our driving force, which is making people better – both our internal staff and most importantly, our residents and guests.”

Park Villa is a JCAHO accredited center located at 12550 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights, IL. and has been a standout player in the long-term care and senior living space, having also received a 5-Star Rating from CMS earlier this year.

Of the 740 centers evaluated in Illinois, including the city of Chicago and its suburbs, only 63 nursing homes made the list. This means that only 9 percent of nursing homes statewide made the Best Nursing Homes list.

Ollmann said, “We’ve had an exceptional year of recognition at Park Villa and believe that with the unveiling of our corporate rebrand in early 2017, Villa’s momentum as a whole in the industry will only continue to grow.”

Villa Healthcare is planning to launch a complete rebrand, showcasing a new, modern look and feel that still portrays its longstanding priority of making residents and staff better. This includes new corporate and center websites and collateral as well as innovative staff and resident initiatives.

To qualify as a Best Nursing Home for 2016-2017, centers had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better over 12 months, while also consistently meeting performance standards set by U.S. News during that timeframe.

Ollmann continued, “At Park Villa and all Villa centers, we pride ourselves on never settling, striving to create innovative methods of improving the staff and guest experience. This recognition would not have been possible without our remarkable staff.”

A little more than 2,000 centers nationwide made the list this year, representing about 13 percent of all nursing homes. This illustrates a 41 percent decrease in the number of centers that placed compared to last year, due to the stricter standards.

Villa Healthcare

Villa Healthcare began in 2010 by assuming control of several under-performing or marginal skilled nursing centers. Villa has decades of experience in nursing facility ownership and management, with 22 centers throughout the Midwest.

Villa Healthcare’s goal is to improve the lives of all stakeholders: residents and their families, Villa staff, and hospital personnel. The company goes beyond simply providing resident-focused care; it aspires to make people better – staff and residents.


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