Annandale Village receives magazine’s 5-star rating

SUWANEE — Another five-star award has been given to Annandale Village and its nursing home, the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skill Nursing.

The U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes” issue has been released, and Annandale Village was ranked highest among all nursing homes in Georgia, and ranked among the top one percent in the country.

U.S. News and World Report’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories of health inspections, level of nurse staffing, quality of care and overall.

The nursing home serves people whose primary diagnosis is an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disability, or a traumatic brain injury.

“It is, once again, an outstanding achievement for Annandale Village to receive top honors, assuring that our residents are receiving the highest level of care. The five star rating speaks not only to the quality of clinical care we provide, but to the compassion and commitment of our dedicated staff,” Adam Pomeranz, Chief Executive Officer of Annandale Village, said in a press release.

Within the last year, Annandale completed the first phase of its $4 million capital campaign which enabled the organization to effectively double the number of people it serves at the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing.

Although Annandale expanded its capacity to serve more people, the organization said it is already operating at full capacity and maintains a lengthy waiting list for beds at the D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled and the Amy Somers Center for Continued Care.

Annandale this year plans to break ground on another transitional care center, The Keith Keadle Center for Continued Care.

“Our ability to provide exceptional care to meet the unique needs of people with developmental disabilities is a primary reason why families from across the country choose the skilled nursing center of Annandale Village to care for their loved one,” Brandi Meadows, Annandale’s skilled nursing administrator said in a press release. “Unfortunately, there are limited options in the United States for the specialized level of care needed for men and women with developmental disabilities.”