“At the heart of what we do at the Hebrew Home is our shared commitment to our mission of providing quality services. In addition, the care we provide and the experiences we create for our residents mirror the performance and dedication of our extraordinary team,” said Deanna Enlow, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Charles E. Smith Life Communities. “The entire team at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, including our physicians, nurses, geriatric nursing assistants, social workers and all our support personnel, are the true recipients of this honor.”

U.S. News’ evaluation methodology ensures that the designation of “best” is given only to nursing homes demonstrating appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. To qualify as a “Best Nursing Home,” facilities had to earn an average rating of 4.5 out of five during 10 months of federal reports ending in August 2017. In addition, they had to consistently meet performance standards set by U.S. News such as earning at least a four in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overall rating for all 10 months.

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 the Wasserman and Smith-Kogod Residences and Post-Acute Care Center at the 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 www.smithlifecommunities.org.