Health Notes: Two Sentara nursing homes score tops in U.S. News & World Report

Sentara Windermere in Virginia Beach and Nursing Center Portsmouth, two Sentara nursing homes, received a 5-star ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of Best Nursing Homes. Of more than 15,500 nursing homes evaluated quarterly in 2011, they are among fewer than 1 in 8 that received top billing.

The evaluation is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Nursing homes are rated in three categories: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.

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