Nursing Facility Receives High Rating

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Local Nursing Facility Rated Among Best in Nation
Employees Recognized for Excellence by Regional Organization’s Governing Body

The Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Health Center Commission adopted a resolution recognizing and congratulating the employees of the nursing facility at Birmingham Green for the recently awarded “Five-Star” rating for quality of care by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This is the highest quality award given by CMS.

At its July 19 meeting, the Board also recognized the employees of the assisted living facilities (Willow Oaks and The District Home) at Birmingham Green for the excellent care as documented by their recent evaluations by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

In its resolution, the Board expressed congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all employees of the Birmingham Green family of organizations for their efforts on behalf of the residents while declaring July 19, 2012, Employee Appreciation Day.  After its meeting, the Board invited all employees to a barbeque lunch to celebrate the occasion.

Birmingham Green is a regional long-term care facility in continuous operation since 1926 serving the communities of Northern Virginia.  The human services agencies of the City of Alexandria, along with Prince William, Fauquier, Fairfax and Loudoun counties refer residents in need of the unique services provided on the Birmingham Green campus.

David Rumford, CEO of Birmingham Green, stated, “We are so honored to be recognized for the hard work that goes on here 24 hours per day, seven days a week.”  He added, “We have an extraordinary team of individuals providing dignified, personal care to some of the most vulnerable among us.  Our staff can’t be thanked enough.”

Alexandria is one of the regional jurisdictions that shares ownership of Birmingham Green and, as such, has membership on the Board of Directors. Carol Layer, Assistant Director of the Department of Community and Human Services and Director of the Center for Adult Services, is representative to the board, and Suzanne Chis, Acting Director, Department of Community and Human Services, is the alternate.