Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Nursing Homes”

Rae-Ann Suburban, Rae-Ann Westlake, and Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities all have been named to the prestigious 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Nursing Homes” list by U.S. News & World Report.

This is the seventh time Rae-Ann Suburban has received this honor. It is the third time that Rae-Ann Westlake has been named to the U.S. News list and the fourth year in a row for Rae-Ann Geneva.

All three facilities are part of family-owned Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Inc. Each earned a five-star overall score in the latest evaluation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), placing them in the top ranks of the nation’s 15,000+ nursing homes. Only 15% of nursing homes in Ohio earned the five-star designation.

U.S. News assigned each facility a rating ranging from 1.0 to 5.0, using its own analysis of CMS data. Best Nursing Homes has several enhancements designed to make the ratings more meaningful to consumers than CMS’s star ratings — including evaluating a nursing home’s performance over time by averaging the CMS star ratings over a 12-month period, plus greater emphasis on medical quality measures and on providing rehabilitation services. Only 15% of the facilities that U.S. News rated achieved “Top Performing” status by earning a rating of at least 4.5. Additional information about each home and about the methodology can be found on the U.S. News website.

“Earning this important designation from U.S. News year after year is a tribute to the exceptional quality of care that our dedicated staff delivers to our residents every day,” stated John Griffiths, owner and administrator. “We are extremely proud to be recognized for our commitment to excellence in patient care.”


“Best of the West” 9 Years in a Row

Rae-Ann is proud to have been voted the “Best of the West” skilled nursing facility eight years in a row by the readers of West Shore Live Well magazine. West Shore Live Well is distributed to subscribers from Ohio City to Lorain County, including Westlake, Rocky River, Bay Village, Avon, Avon Lake, Lakewood, Fairview Park, and North Olmsted, Ohio. Rae-Ann has won this prestigious distinction since the inception of the awards.


Westlake in Bloom

The beautiful gardens and landscaping of Rae-Ann’s Westlake facilities – Rae-Ann Westlake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and The Belvedere of Westlake Assisted Living Facility – have repeatedly won top honors in the annual Westlake in Bloom awards sponsored by the city of Westlake, Ohio.