Birchaven Village and Independence House, divisions of Blanchard Valley Health System, have earned a Five Star Overall ranking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about long-term care facilities. It contains quality of care information on over 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities in the country. CMS ranks each of the nursing homes on a scale of one to five stars with five stars being the top score. Health inspections, quality measures, staffing hours per resident and registered nursing hours per resident are each given an individual score. The individual star ratings are then combined into an Overall Star Rating.
Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspective.