Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care Recognized as Deficiency Free

The Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care was recognized for the first time as one of the only 10 facilities in Ohio to earn a deficiency-free ranking by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

The Daniel Drake Center, a 269-bed long-term acute care and skilled nursing hospital, was congratulated by ODH for maintaining strict compliance with federal and state guidelines for health and life safety requirements. The week-long survey began July 6, during which time a team of professional reviewers inspected nursing care and services, environmental standards, dietary services, records, administration and every other aspect involved in providing care and housing to those patients undergoing various levels of recovery following medically complex procedures and experiences. In 2013, Bridgeway Pointe, a division of the Daniel Drake Center, was one of only 20 facilities statewide to be recognized by the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living for a deficiency-free ODH survey.

“This latest recognition reflects the extraordinary effort made by all of our staff members, clinicians and physicians to provide world-class care for our patients. We see that effort reflected in our patient outcomes and we will continue to operate at the highest level of care and excellence,” says Amy Schroyer, Vice President, Post-Acute Care, and Site Administrator, Daniel Drake Center.

The Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA), the state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities, complimented the staff for their achievement. “Deficiency-free surveys reflect the significant efforts of facility staff and administration, and demonstrate a commitment to continued quality care,” said Linda Black-Kurek, OHCA President. The Daniel Drake Center is a member of the OHCA, which represents more than 700 long-term care facilities statewide. “The success of a facility in achieving this goal reflects well on the long-term care community across the state, and is an achievement for which administrators and their staff can take great pride and satisfaction,” she added.

The Daniel Drake Center also received a special certificate of recognition and a congratulatory message from the Ohio Health Care Association/Ohio Centers for Assisted Living/Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities (OHCA/OCAL/OCID) commemorating its success, and has been added to the roster of members achieving deficiency-free status on the association’s website. OHCA/OCAL/OCID is a non-profit association of more than 800 facilities representing 70,000 individuals. It is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

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