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Four Berkshire Healthcare Skilled-nursing Facilities Honored by U.S. News

PITTSFIELD — Four of Berkshire Healthcare’s skilled-nursing facilities in Massachusetts have been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

In the Berkshires, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, Mt. Greylock Extended Care in Pittsfield, and Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation were among 75 in Massachusetts designated by the national magazine as “Top Performers” in its selection of the best nursing homes in the country. Berkshire Healthcare affiliate Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Peabody also earned a spot on the list.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 16,000 skilled-nursing facilities nationwide, across each state, and in 100 major metropolitan areas. Just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a Best Nursing Home. U.S. News has updated the methodology used to evaluate nursing homes to ensure that the designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to those homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“We are honored to have such a strong presence in the U.S. News rankings again this year,” said William Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare. “Our caregivers strive to provide the highest-quality care, and we are gratified that an unbiased assessment came to the same conclusion — that we are among the best in Massachusetts.”

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