Three Berkshire County Nursing Homes Praised by National Publication

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four of Berkshire Healthcare's skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts have been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

In the Berkshires, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, Mt. Greylock Extended Care in Pittsfield and Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation were among 75 in Massachusetts designated by the national magazine as “Top Performers” in their selection of the best nursing homes in the country. Berkshire Healthcare affiliate Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Peabody also earned a spot on the list.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 16,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. Just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a U.S. News Best Nursing Home. U.S. News has updated the methodology used to evaluate nursing homes to ensure that the designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to those homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

"We are honored to have such a strong presence in the U.S. News rankings again this year," said William Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare. "Our caregivers strive to provide the highest quality care and we are gratified that an unbiased assessment came to the same conclusion – that we are among the best in Massachusetts."

Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is part of the award-winning Kimball Farms Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lenox, the only life care community in Western Massachusetts. The nursing home specializes in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and skilled nursing.

Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Pittsfield area since 1987. Located near Berkshire Medical Center, Mt. Greylock Extended Care provides top quality, personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care and respite care in a warm, homelike setting.

Williamstown Commons earned the Silver Achievement in Excellence Award from the American Health Care Association in 2015. Williamstown Commons is located at 25 Adams Road, Williamstown.

All three facilities are owned by Berkshire Healthcare, a leader among not-for-profit, post-acute care organizations in Massachusetts and are managed by an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems


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