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Syracuse, NY (December 6, 2019) – U.S. News & World Report has named The Nottingham Residental Health Care Facility (RHCF) in Jamesville a 2019-20 Best Nursing Home. This Loretto facility is among the top 19% of U.S. Skilled Nursing Facilities that earned “High Performing” ratings in the most in-depth analysis of U.S. nursing homes ever published.

“The Nottingham has always been a popular choice in Central New York, and is an important part of the continuum of care across Loretto’s entire breadth of locations and services,” said Dr. Kimberly Townsend, president and CEO of Loretto.

Considered the global authority in health care rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.

“For the aging population in America, a nursing home should meet the specific level of care based on the needs of each patient or resident,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings hone in on measurements like emergency room visits, quality of staff and proper distribution of medical and physical therapy to help families make an informed decision. These ratings help individuals and their families begin their search for senior care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional and in-depth on-site visits.”

Although the Best Nursing Homes ratings rely on data published by CMS (the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), they are completely separate from CMS’s star ratings. U.S. News data analysts used information that is not incorporated into the star ratings and analyzed the data in ways that avoid some of the flaws in the CMS ratings. More information about Best Nursing Homes 2019-20, including the methodology, can be found at

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