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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045

EDDY MEMORIAL GERIATRIC CENTER RECOGNIZED AS AMONG BEST IN NATION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

TROY, N.Y. -- Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy, an affiliate of Troy-based not-for-profit network, The Eddy, has been awarded five-star ratings -- the highest overall ranking from the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as reported by U.S. News' Best Nursing Homes 2012. This is the third year the center has received such ranking.

The U.S. News & World Report profiled the near-16,000 nursing facilities in the nation rating each based on data and quality measures from Nursing Home Compare -- a consumer web site run by CMS, the agency which sets and enforces the standards for all nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. CMS assigns an overall ratings of one to five stars to the homes taking into account key areas: performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and medical care. Only facilities that ranked the highest earned overall five-star ratings.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, an estimated 3.3 million Americans will move into one of our nation's nursing homes this year. That accounts for one in every seven Americans age 65 and older; and one in five of those age 85 or older.

Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center is an 80-bed skilled nursing center located on The Eddy's Troy campus on Burdett Ave in Troy. The center also features The Courtyard, a special 40-bed unit designed for residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. For more information or to arrange a personal tour, please contact Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center at (518) 274-9890.

The Eddy is a member of Northeast Health -- a regional, comprehensive, not-for-profit network of health care, supportive housing and community services also comprised of Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. Northeast Health has joined Seton Health, a comprehensive, not-for-profit, integrated health care system anchored by St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, and St. Peter's Health Care Services to form St. Peter's Health Partners. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.
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