You’ll quickly notice two themes when reflecting on the top 10 articles from 2016: quality and construction. Six of the most read articles on are related to our members achieving high quality health care outcomes for those they serve. The other four articles involve nursing homes that opened a new building or performed renovations to their existing building.

In this installment, we review articles one through five. Click on the title to read the original article.

Click here to learn which articles were ranked six through 10 for 2016.

5. Another Success Story for Thomasville

The City of Thomasville prides itself on being a success story of southwest Alabama. The town of 4,200 residents added another accomplishment when the city-owned nursing home earned a perfect score on its annual inspection in January – the second perfect score in three years. In this article, Administrator Diane Gatlin explains the inspection process and how each staff member plays a part in achieving a perfect score.

4. Alabama’s Newest Rehab Center Opens in Vestavia Hills

Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Cahaba River serves as an anchor of the transformational Patchwork Farms development in Vestavia Hills. The center combines a comprehensive therapy program with hotel or spa like amenities. Located on six acres, the center covers more than 95,000 square feet and contains 120 private suites and two therapy gyms. This article includes a photo gallery of the center.

3. 30 Alabama Nursing Centers Meet Quality Goal

Health care quality improvement is a journey not a destination. Once a nursing home reaches one quality goal, it sets another, more ambitious goal and works to meet it. Early in 2016, the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation recognized 30 nursing homes for reaching a milestone Quality Measure Composite Score. This article also explains how the composite score is calculated.

2. North Alabama Nursing Home Recognized for Excellent Patient Care

The friends and fans of TLC Nursing Center propelled this article to number two in 2016 by sharing it on social media. Located in Oneonta, this nursing home earned the coveted “deficiency free” designation after its annual inspection by the Alabama Department of Public Health. TLC Nursing Center Administrator Angela Rose explains the importance of the inspections in this article.

1. 13 Nursing Homes Nominated for Alabama’s Best Practices 2017

We believe a lot of people excited about the return of Alabama’s Best Practices because this article was the most read of 2016. Thirteen nursing homes were nominated to share successful programs and initiatives. Since this article was published, the presenters and honorable mention recipients have been announced. Click here to see which nursing homes were selected.

Editor’s Note: The rankings were determined by the number of page views of each article from January 1-December 12, 2016. Articles related to the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant were excluded.