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Washington Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Chipley Florida has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2014 list.

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2014-QAPI-Accreditation-Seal1Washington Rehab & Nursing Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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 The definition of change is to:

  1. become or make different: to become different, or make something or somebody different
  2. substitute or replace something: to exchange, substitute, or replace something
  3. pass from one state to another: to pass or make something pass from one state or stage to another

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

Residents from Washington Rehab & Nursing recently got a chance to flex their creative filmmaking skills – and it paid off.

The local nursing home and rehabilitation center is proud to announce that it recently took home top honors in Signature HealthCARE’s fourth annual Hometown Film Festival Award. Residents and staff members at Washington  Rehab & Nursing won the award in the “Best Reenactment” category. The film was titled “Mission Possible,” a take on the popular film “Mission Impossible,” starring Tom Cruise.

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SHC Hall of Fame

For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

This accreditation signifies that Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (WRNC) is committed to continuously improving the care that they provide based on feedback from residents and families,” says Dr. Andrew Kramer, Providigm CEO, and international expert on measuring quality of elder care. “We congratulate WRNC on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our elders.”

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The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Senior Olympics 2014 was a blast! Our elders and stakeholders enjoyed a sunny day in Panama City, Florida, with other homes competing and cheering throughout the day.  The Senior Olympics is an annual Signature HealthCare Quality of Life program during which elders from neighboring facilities compete for the Gold Medal in six events.  The gold in shot-put was taken home by Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s own Willie Daniels.  Mr. Ezell Johnson from Washington Rehab took home the silver in horseshoes.  The food was great and the fellowship was awesome.  Our elders are already looking forward to next year.

Mark E. Bush, Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Forida, challenged our Administrator, Bret Brown to the ice bucket challenge.  The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to ALS research. It went viral throughout social media during mid 2014.  Bret has now nominated Alice Frye who is the HR Director of Washington Rehab and Nursing Center, Will ”Tonka” Taylor the Crew Chief of Guettler & Guettler, Inc. and Al Guettler part owner of Guettler & Guettler, Inc. of Chipley, Florida.

Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (WRNC) was proud to be a part of the annual Back 2 School Fair at Northwest Florida Community Hospital here in Chipley, Florida. WRNC has been a supporter of this event since its inception and has watched it grow to hundreds of students enjoying the event.  Everything from hair cuts to vaccinations were available to help students prepare for the new school year.

In this years annual survey conducted by Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received a gold survey thus maintaining its 5 Star Status.  The CMS Five-Star Rating Program for skilled nursing care centers began in December 2008. The rating system utilizes information from Health Care Surveys (both standard and complaint), Quality Measures, and Staffing. The Five Star rating of each all nursing centers is available on the Nursing Home Compare website.  Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average.

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