GMC's extended care center named top nursing home

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Gwinnett nursing home was recently recognized as one of the best in the country.

The Gwinnett Extended Care Center of Gwinnett Medical Center was listed by U.S. News & World Report as a top nursing home for overall excellence for long-term and short-term patient care. The magazine developed the list from Nursing Home Compare data, which is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

GECC received an overall five-star rating in measures for quality control, nurse staffing and health inspections. The facility includes 89 long-term care beds. GECC was one of 26 nursing homes that received the five-star rating out of 125 facilities in metro Atlanta.

The facility is led by Administrator Tamey Stith.

“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report of GECC asserts GMC’s achievement in providing exceptional patient care and medical treatment to metro Atlanta,” said GMC’s President and CEO Phil Wolfe. “The commitment of GECC staff is highly complementary of GMC’s overall mission to provide quality care and experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”