Washington, D.C. — Avalon Care Center–Honolulu has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’ goal is to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014 find a home with a strong track record of good care. According to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals over 65 will require long-term care services during their lives and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home.

Best Nursing Homes draws on CMS data that assigns a rating of one to five stars in health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care and gives each nursing home an overall star rating.

U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars in January 2014.

“Quality is the ultimate measure of a skilled nursing facility’s success,” said Larry Deans, President and COO of Avalon Health Care. “Avalon Care Center—Honolulu continues to lead the way in demonstrating high quality outcomes and compassionate care to the people of Hawaii.”

“The rising number of five-star homes is encouraging,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “It speaks to care that is steadily becoming more skilled and compassionate.”

Avalon Health Care is a premier provider of short and long-term rehabilitation and medical care and Hawaii’s largest skilled nursing provider. Our network of 40 care centers in five states includes skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. Avalon’s 25-year care legacy is based on personal integrity and commitment to provide compassionate, responsible, quality services to the communities we serve. We strive to provide industry-leading care in a patient centered environment. To learn more about Avalon Health Care, visit www.avalonhci.com

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