Greenwich Woods Earns 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation and Health Care earns a 5 Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest rating designated by the federal government.

The national rating system consists of 3 components spanning from 1-5.

The first is staffing, the second is home inspections and the third is quality of care.

The health inspection rating contains information from the last 3 years of on-site inspections, standard surveys, and any complaint surveys. The staffing rating pertains to the number of average care hours provided to each resident everyday by nursing staff – and Quality Measures (QMs) are based on the of 16 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents. The rating system is a helpful tool for consumers who are trying to evaluate skilled nursing care facilities.

There are approximately 209 nursing homes in Connecticut and only 44 of them have received an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This number has been decreasing steadily. In 2019, the number was 56 according to the 2022 Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Greenwich Woods Administrator, Natalie Brown, BS, MBA, LNHA, said, “Earning a 5-Star Rating was a goal that our team desired to accomplish. We put in place quality assurance plans that addressed quality measures, staffing, and a customer service focus to make us stand apart.”

Dr. Rajasekhar Buddhavarapu said, “Greenwich Woods is a wonderful place to work. The people are dedicated, very welcoming and clinically savvy.”

Dr. Buddhavarapu received the 2022 Castle Connolly award and was featured in the Westchester Magazine. He was also recognized in New York Times Magazine as the Top Doctor in White Plains.

Kelly Gannon, Rehabilitation Director said, “Your loved one becomes our loved one, a relationship that last for years.”

“What we are most proud of, however, is a nearly 100% patient satisfaction across our long-term care and short-term rehabilitation departments. Our nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) truly engage and nurture our residents and patients. They are earnest in their goal of providing the most compassionate and competent care,” said Melissa Marici, Director of Community Outreach.

“The staff at Greenwich Woods has longevity and a heart-driven commitment to caring for seniors. It shows in everything they do,” said Natalie Brown.

“I love coming to work to take care of our seniors. They bring such joy to my life,” Vickey Burns; Transportation Coordinator shares, “I love working at Greenwich Woods. I have been fortunate to be a part of a great team for 36 years who genuinely care for our seniors,” Margaret Vascones, Corporate Administrative Executive.

“Social Services at Greenwich Woods advocates for the patients, residents, and families. We look at the whole picture and help them navigate through the short term and long-term process. Providing support, empathy, and guidance for them. It is a pleasure to be there for the residents, patients, and their families to provide the comfort needed to come with any concerns or questions they may have,” said Ashley Rutigliano, MSW Director of Social Services.

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation and Health Center is a 217 bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Greenwich, CT. The staff has been providing award-winning care for more than 40 years. The facility offers a broad range of health care services, including but not limited to: Post Acute Care, Short-Term Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation and Long Term Skilled Nursing. Greenwich Woods also has a 45 bed secure unit dedicated to supporting those affected Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions.  

For more information or to schedule a facility tour, please contact Natalie Brown, Administrator at 203-531-1335 [email protected] or visit www.greenwichwoods.