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2020-10-27press-releaseNews<p>For the third straight year&nbsp;U.S. News &amp; World Report named Spaulding Brighton Nursing and Therapy Center a Best Nursing Home<strong>&nbsp;</strong>in the 2020-2021 survey.&nbsp;</p>

U.S. News & World Report Names Spaulding Brighton Nursing and Therapy Center a 2020-21 Best Nursing Home

October 27,  2020

(Brighton, MA)– For the third straight year U.S. News & World Report named Spaulding Brighton Nursing and Therapy Center a Best Nursing Home in the 2020-2021 survey. Selected each year since opening in 2017, this recognition places Spaulding Brighton among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

Spaulding Brighton earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both short and long-term rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“This past year the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the entire health care spectrum but nowhere more so than skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. Not only has the Spaulding Brighton team managed the constantly evolving guidance and numerous regulatory surveys and requirements, through it all they have kept their patients and staff safe serving as a case study of how to respond. Their performance has been nothing short of exemplary” said Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation.

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

About Spaulding Rehabilitation

A member of MassGeneral Brigham Health System, Spaulding Rehabilitation includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, with a main campus in Charlestown the 2nd ranked rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, along with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and over 25 outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. An acclaimed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding is recognized as the top residency program in the U.S. in the 2020/2021 Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding also was recognized by the 2020 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” For more information, visit


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