News Release July 25, 2018
Excellence in Caring – Every Day
Bonners Ferry, ID – Boundary Community Hospital’s Extended Care Facility has been recognized as one of the top nursing homes in the State of Idaho, again. For the eleventh year, the State has given the Nursing Home the prestigious L. Jean Schoonover Award for Excellence in Caring. This year the facility received the Gold Award with the highest average Health Inspection rating of 4.6 to 5.0 and demonstrated dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality of care to the residents they serve.
“This is an excellent example of the quality of care that our extended care facility and hospital teams are providing to the community, especially those that need long term and skilled nursing care,” says Craig Johnson, CEO. “The focus is on the residents, making their environment more home-like, and finding and keeping staff who emphasize the quality of care they provide.”
With a “hands-on” leadership style, Director of Nursing Tami Corsi, RN, and the Extended Care Facility staff focus on care rather than procedures and schedules so that residents feel more at home. High staff-to-resident ratios, flexible meal schedules, housekeeping’s patient-focused room care, a variety of activities, and detailed care plans create an environment for residents that is superior to other facilities. According to Chief Nursing Officer, Tari Yourzek, “The entire staff, both medical and non-medical, is committed to quality patient care and caring about the people of Boundary County, continuously making a conscious effort to improve services. Their attitude toward a culture of quality is reflected in their efforts to stay ahead of standards of care, setting an example for other small rural nursing homes and hospitals.”
The Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home at Boundary Community Hospital is a licensed skilled nursing home with a physician on staff to supervise each resident’s care providing both long-term and rehabilitative or short-term residency. The highly-skilled staff understands and specializes in long-term care, bringing a special nurturing atmosphere that can be felt every day throughout the facility.
Some of the exceptional BCH Extended Care Facility staff celebrating their Excellence in Caring Award from the State of Idaho.