NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder joins the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board in celebrating the announcement from U.S. News & World Report 2013 which names the Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Knoxville and Murfreesboro among the best in the country.
U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing. The source of the data originates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2012, CMS issued five star ratings to the Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home in Knoxville and the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Murfreesboro.
“We are so proud of the continued recognition Tennessee’s State Veterans Homes are receiving for their commitment to excellence in serving our Veterans,” Grinder said. “We look forward to seeing this network of State Veterans Homes grow while continuing to be an example to the rest of the country.”
“Staff at each of the three Tennessee State Veterans Homes are committed to caring for our residents with respect and dignity,” TSVH Board President Mary Ross said. “We believe the W.D. “Bill” Manning Tennessee State Veterans Home will soon receive the same distinction due to the continued strides to improve.”
“We love serving those who served and we come to work excited to do more to enrich the lives and healthcare of our residents,” TSVH Director Ed Harries said. “Tennessee’s Veterans and their families need our compassion, respect and commitment and we are determined to ensure they get our maximum effort each and every day.”
On May 17 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs and the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board will host a groundbreaking event for the new Montgomery County Veterans Home on the corner of Arrowood Drive and S. Jordan Drive in Clarksville.
Meanwhile, the state is waiting for approval of federal funding from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a new Tennessee State Veterans Home in Bradley County.