Mountainside earns another 5-star rating

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mountainside Residential Care Center received a five-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue.
Mountainside is receiving a five-star rating for the fourth year in a row.
“HealthAlliance is proud that Mountainside has earned this achievement for a fourth straight year,” said David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “The community can be certain that we have high-quality, long-term care facilities right here in their backyard.”
In New York State, 23 percent of all nursing homes received a rating of five-stars. Mountainside was one of 13 five-star facilities located in central New York, out of 126 total facilities.
Mr. Scarpino credited the staff for the high caliber of Mountainside.

Credits the staff
“This award demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing a superior experience,” he said. “Each and every member of our team at both Mountainside and is responsible for making the resident experience personal and rewarding.”
The rating is based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which helps consumers, families and caregivers assess nursing facilities. This data comes from regular health inspections carried out by state agencies and mandatory reporting from the nursing homes themselves, with categories including health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care.
U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014. For more information about U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, visit