Employees of a south Alabama veterans home are celebrating another health care quality achievement.
William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette is “deficiency free” according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. “Deficiency free” means the center meets all the state and federal requirements for nursing homes. The staff takes pride in reaching this lofty goal.
“This is a very rare occurrence, and you could see the happiness on all of the staff’s faces when we told them,” Administrator Brian McFeely said. “It’s a very special feeling when an outside entity comes in and says, ‘you’re doing a good job.’”
The federal government requires annual inspections of all nursing homes. The inspection covers everything that took place in the nursing home over the course of the past year so it’s very difficult to earn “deficiency free” status. An Alabama Department of Public Health team consisting of two registered nurses and two social workers spent three days reviewing every part of the William F. Green State Veterans Home’s operations.