5 Chicago nursing homes named best in the nation

By NONA TEPPER

U.S. News & World Report named five Chicago facilities the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18, up from four last year.

  1. Swedish Covenant Hospital
  2. Astoria Place Living & Rehab
  3. Montgomery Place
  4. Selfhelp Home
  5. Community First Medical Center

all got top ratings from the magazine.

The nursing home report, which U.S. News launched in 2009, uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rank nursing homes on factors including health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care, with an emphasis on long-term performance consistency.

Seventy-six Illinois nursing homes received top marks this year, up from 63 last year. The magazine evaluated a total of 740 Illinois nursing homes.

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