Newsweek, in partnership with respected global data research firm Statista Inc., analyzed over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and recognized award-winners in 20 states. From among the 15,000 nursing homes evaluated, only 406 received this distinction. Hebrew Home of Greater Washington ranked number three among the 22 facilities in Maryland that made the list out of 226 nursing homes in Maryland.

“It is an honor to be acknowledged for our commitment to provide quality services to older adults in our community,” said Hebrew Home of Greater Washington Administrator Brenda Rice. “Our entire team at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington strives to create healing and meaningful experiences for those we serve, and we are proud to be recognized for our dedication to excellence in care.”

Newsweek’s evaluation is based on nursing homes performance information from data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and on recommendations from medical experts such as nurses, administrators, therapists and physicians. The list will be published in the October 18 issue of Newsweek.

About Charles E. Smith Life Communities:

Founded in 1910 as the Hebrew Home for the Aged, Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is a nonprofit organization serving more than 1,100 older adults daily in multiple residences situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. CESLC’s services include: skilled nursing care at Wasserman and Smith-Kogod Residences and Post-Acute Care Center at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen House; geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center; and temporary shelter and advocacy for victims of elder abuse at the ElderSAFE™ Center. For more information, please visit