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Edgewood Manor lauded by U.S. News & World Report

Sandusky Register Staff • Jun 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Edgewood Manor Nursing Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of almost 16,000 facilities nationwide. Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories — health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care — and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars.

BGSU Firelands program earns accreditation


BGSU Firelands was notified earlier this month that the diagnostic medical sonography program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The diagnostic medical sonography program was first offered at BGSU Firelands in 2012.

A diagnostic medical sonographer is a skilled professional who creates images of structures inside the body using soundwaves. Sonographers are responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating findings of the examinations to physicians.

For additional information on the diagnostic medical sonography program, or any of the programs offered at BGSU Firelands, call the office of admissions at 419-372-0607 or review the website at firelands. bgsu.edu.

Magruder named Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Hospital

Magruder Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. Magruder scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength Index.

The Index is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,332 CAHs. The results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America, measuring them across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

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