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Westgate Hills earns AHA skilled nursing certification

Westgate Hills Earns Advanced Certification from American Heart Association
Baltimore Skilled Nursing Facility Focused on Comprehensive Care and Services    

BALTIMORE, Aug. 4, 2022 — Building on its commitment to comprehensive care and services, Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Baltimore recently earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) new Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Center Certification. Located at 10 North Rock Glen Road, the 120-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. 

The world’s leading nonprofit focused on heart and brain health, the AHA has invested more than $4.8 billion in research since its founding. Evaluation criteria for its new skilled nursing certification – earned by less than 1% of skilled nursing facilities nationwide, to date – was designed by heart failure experts. Certification requirements include program management, personnel education, clinical management, care coordination and performance improvement, as well as patient and caregiver education and support.  

“This advanced certification provides heart patients with the assurance that Westgate Hills is recognized by the AHA for delivering the most effective heart failure treatment strategies based on a standardized method of current evidence-based guidelines,” said Nikki Gachot, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “These specific care strategies and services are aimed at improving outcomes for those with chronic heart failure and its co-morbidities, as well as reducing readmissions.”  

Westgate Hills is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the families of patients and the local community. Together with Marquis, it has developed a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. It can be accessed at westgatehillshc.com. 

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling approximately 6,000 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.      

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