REED CITY -- Spectrum Health Reed City Hospitals' Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received the highest overall rating from U.S. News and World Report, according to a press release from Spectrum. The "high performing" ranking was issued for the center's short-term rehabilitation program.

A facility's short-stay rehabilitation rating is based on nine quality measures focusing on staffing, outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. The report designates nursing homes as high-performing, average or below average in the care they provided to patients who spent 100 days or less at the skilled nursing facility.

"Our team is committed to providing exceptional care for our residents," center administrator Jeff Godfrey said. "Building relationships among staff and residents is vital to our success and enables us to consistently provide quality care in an environment where everyone can thrive."

The short-stay rating also considers:

• the training level of nursing staff

• the amount of physical rehabilitation that patients received

• all three outcome measures available

• the percentage of patients who were appropriately vaccinated for influenza

• number of resident complaints a home received

• the stability of facility staffing

• whether or not a home is delivering patient-centered rehabilitation therapy

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 facilities throughout the country and rated most of them in two different areas: overall care and short-stay rehabilitation. Rankings by state can be seen at health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.