Bear Lake Memorial Hospital has given another reason for the community to celebrate. The hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility was presented with a “Five Star” status, the most prestigious accolade Medicare grants to nursing homes across the nation. With this honor, Bear Lake Memorial’s Skilled Nursing Facility joins an elite status, a standing only one in ten nursing homes receive throughout the country.
The nursing home is managed by Darin Dransfield, Administrator, and Director of Nursing, Shelly Phelps. Together, they explain that the Five Star ranking is comprised of three components: staffing, quality measures, and the state survey process. Darin Dransfield expounds, “Medicare scrutinizes the quality of our staffing and the delivery of our care. Every nine to fifteen months, state officials inspect our facility during a thorough, week long process. Our outcomes compare to the best in the country”.
Leadership at the Skilled Nursing Home consist of care provided is in harmony with the hospital’s vision to be “The Most Caring Hospital on Earth”. In order to do so, Dransfield explains, “We strive to create cherished experiences for our co-workers, residents, and the Bear Lake area. We are unyielding in our belief that the quality of resident care is dependent upon the quality of care we provide our employees and community. By hiring the most caring employees, we naturally provide five-star services to our residents and to the members of the Bear Lake Valley.”
It is not uncommon to find the nursing home employees painting a neighbors house, serving hamburgers at a football game, or writing thank you cards. In the facility, one experiences this five- star service through warm greetings from every employee. Most importantly our staff members comfort our residents with hugs or will cry with someone who is sad. Bear Lake Memorial is unique by offering in-house dialysis services to their residents. Unlike large urban areas, this nursing home feels like family because of this five-star status. To tour this gem call Darin Dransfield at 208 847 4380.