The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees were given a pleasant surprise at their last meeting, a report from Amie Holt Care Center's Director Brenda Goarm on the facility's recent naming of the best in the state by Medicare.gov.
Goarm explained to the board that the report is a comparison of all 39 nursing homes and transitional care facilities in Wyoming, saying “if anyone anywhere in the world were to get online right now and say 'who's the best nursing home in Wyoming?'...that's right...Amie Holt Care Center.”
The rating system of five stars ranges from one star, or “much below average,” through “below average,” “average,” “above average,” to “much above average,” at five stars.
The AHCC received five stars for their overall rating, four stars for health inspections, five stars for staffing, and four stars for quality ratings, which qualified as the best in the state.
Goarm said she doesn't like blowing the faclity's own horn, but said she wanted to celebrate the rating as she knows they are fleeting things and tomorrow someone else could be the top facility. But she wanted to bring the point up to congratulate her staff at the facility for their hard work.she expected
She also reported that as of the meeting, the population at the facility was 36 residents, which is significantly below normal. She thought the previous low for residents was at 37, but that was years ago. The normal average number is usually around 40 residents.
She told the board she was expecting a few more admissions soon.