Fort Collins Village named a high performer by U.S. News & World Report

Fort Collins Village is among the best nursing homes in the country based on a specialized rating system.
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Fred Pitzl, administrator

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Nov. 26, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report, a leader in rating and assessing different services across the country, has identified Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village as among the best nursing homes in the country based on its specialized rating system.

U.S. News uses data from the Five-Star Quality Rating System created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its rating. While CMS bases its overall rating on health inspections, U.S. News bases its overall ratings on staffing. In order to be considered a Best Nursing Home, a facility must have a high performance rating either overall or for short-term stays (if eligible) and not be below average for the other. For the second consecutive year, Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village has received a high performance rating both overall and for its short-term care, making it among the top five percent of nursing homes rated by U.S. News.

“We are very honored and blessed to receive this distinction,” Fred Pitzl, administrator, says. “We always want and strive for the best for our residents for whatever level of care they might need.”

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About Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village: Opening in 1973 after a fund drive to raise $150,000 for land, utilities and part of its landscaping, Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village began offering skilled nursing care. The Fort Collins center is now a 64-bed skilled nursing center that also offers a continuum of care with assisted living and senior living apartments on its campus.

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About the Good Samaritan Society: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of long-term care and senior services. The Society, founded in 1922, owns and operates more than 240 long-term healthcare centers and retirement living centers. The Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

6 Comments

    • Mr. Halpern, thank you for taking time to read and comment on the article. The CMS rating system is very comprehensive and for some measures, they go back 3 years. We are in substantial compliance with the state health department after our survey in November of 2017. At The Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village, we’re proud to have been serving seniors in our community for the past 45 years and earning state and national recognition for our consistent, compassionate care throughout those many years. I’d like to invite you in for a tour of our facility if that would help ease your concerns.

  1. My Mother received the best of care and compassion here! Many of the Nurses and CNA’s are still like my family to this day! Blessed to have had Mom there..

  2. Thank you for your wonderful care of my friend. Every time I visited the staff was friendly and personalized for him. They really knew him and his needs. I was always impressed, and I’m a Registered Nurse with a critical eye who looks for trouble as well as excellence.

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