For Immediate Release

The Northwest Hospital’s Subacute Unit Ranks Among the 2021-22 “Best Nursing Homes” for Short-Term Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report

Northwest Hospital’s Subacute Unit for Short-Term Rehabilitation is among the U.S. nursing homes that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Subacute Unit earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. This is the third consecutive year that the Northwest Subacute Unit has received the designation by U.S. News.

“The recognition by U.S. News highlights the care and dedication the Northwest Hospital subacute team brings to our patients, their families and our community every day,” says Craig Carmichael, president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital.

He adds, “The team has a commitment to providing exceptional, compassionate, high-quality care. Every interaction with every patient underscores they are our top priority. We are honored to be included in the ‘best’ series by U.S.Best Nursing Homes Badge News.” Now in its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include staff and resident COVID-19 vaccination rates.

“U.S. News takes pride in providing relevant, up-to-date information when making any sort of health care decision,” says Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “Profiles now include resident and staff COVID-19 vaccination rates alongside information on how to pay for a facility. This important information can help families, residents and caregivers make a decision that keeps safety and accessibility at the highest priority.”

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and COVID-19 vaccination rates, among other metrics. The Short-Term Rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

For more information behind both U.S. News ratings please refer to the FAQ.

About Northwest Hospital

Northwest Hospital is proud to have served the Greater Baltimore, Carroll County and Howard County communities for more than 50 years. With private rooms and an impressive array of specialties, the hospital provides the highest quality patient-centric care, including comprehensive services and programs such as minimally invasive robotic, bariatric and orthopedic surgery. For more information, visit

Named a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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