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Date Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Date Updated: Monday, July 18, 2022

Mountainside Residential Care Center Earns Women’s Choice Award as One of ‘America’s Best’ Nursing Homes

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MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (July 23, 2019) – Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, operated by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has once again received the Women's Choice Award for being one of "America's Best for Extended Care."

The 82-bed skilled nursing facility, with 115 clinical, administrative and service staff, earned the 2019 Women's Choice Award for providing exceptional and compassionate care to its residents.

The award cited Mountainside for its high commitment to quality, high health-inspection rating, more than enough registered nurses and other qualified employees to serve its residents, and a high overall quality rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The award, which Mountainside also received in 2017, is given by WomenCertified Inc. of Hollywood, Fla., and recognizes Mountainside as a facility women would highly recommend for their loved ones' long-term care, rehabilitation and nursing home needs.

"All of us at Mountainside are proud to receive this honor, given to fewer than 900 extended-care facilities out of more than 15,000 measured," said Mountainside Administrator Christopher Esola. "Receiving it is a testament to our compassionate and expert team, which demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest level of person-centered care to our residents every single day."

To earn the Women's Choice, a nursing home must have 25 or more beds and receive at least 18 combined stars in the four categories of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' five-star rating system.

Mountainside consistently earns among Medicare's highest-quality ratings in all four categories: general staffing, registered nurse staffing, quality rating and inspection survey rating. Besides the Women's Choice Award, Mountainside is annually recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country's Best Nursing Homes.

To learn more about Mountainside, call 845-586-1800.

Under the watchful eye of Mountainside physical therapist Carly Jones, 100-year-old Terry Cohen smiles as she exercises on a recumbent exercise bike in the Mountainside therapy room.