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New Richland Care Center has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, released Monday. U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

“More than 3 million Americans will spend part of 2012 in a nursing home, and trying to decide under pressure which one is best isn’t easy,” says Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.”

U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes (defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services). Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. U.S. News updates each nursing home’s ratings data quarterly. 

Of more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled on the U.S. News website, New Richland Care Center, was among the fewer than 1 in 8 that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011. 

“I am just so proud of my team!,” said NRCC Administrator Mikenzi Hebel. “They are amazing people. We will never stop working our hardest to provide our residents with the best quality of life possible. Our team is really like a family unit,” said NRCC Administrator Mikenzi Hebel. “We have honesty, trust, and accountability with each other. I feel so blessed to be a part of this team as well as a part of a community that has such a wonderful support system of our Care Center. Thank you for the recognition! Our residents mean the world to us and their quality of care is our number one priority.”

Using the search tools available at, consumers can identify homes in their state, city or zip code, tailor their search to see only non-profit homes or those that accept Medicaid insurance, or in other ways find the best fit. 

To learn more about New Richland Care Center you can find them on line at or can stop in at: 12 1st St NE, New Richland.

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