Newsweek ranks two Columbine Health Systems’ facilities among best in country

Columbine West and Lemay Ave. ranked No. 2 and No. 4 in Colorado

Staff of Columbine West Health & Rehab

Newsweek’s America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 highlights the nation’s top 750 nursing homes out of 12,273 analyzed. Of the five skilled nursing homes recognized in the state, both Columbine West Health & Rehab and Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab are part of Columbine Health Systems. The other three locations were in Aurora. The rankings are based on five data sources: performance data, peer recommendations, management of the COVID-19 situation, resident satisfaction and accreditations. Newsweek utilized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data (which earlier this year awarded all four Columbine facilities an overall 5-star rating) to determine the performance of nursing homes. Newsweek also factored in peer recommendations from thousands of medical experts, resident satisfaction for nursing homes based on National Safety Goals from The Joint Commission and Google Scores.
“This award reinforces what I know of our team,” said Columbine West Director of Nursing Jessica Jones. “They go above and beyond to ensure every person is valued and respected and are dedicated to improving the quality of life of every resident while they are in our care.”
“This is a huge honor,” said Lemay Ave. Director of Nursing Jenny Foster. “We have an amazing team of people here that are passionate about providing exceptional service!”
Newsweek introduces the report stating “Families across the nation entrust nursing homes with the health and dignity of their loved ones. Finding the right facility is not just about numbers; it’s about ensuring your family member receives the care and attention they deserve. Columbine’s COO Joel Bitler wholeheartedly agrees and says he’s glad others independently recognize how great their nursing facilities are.