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Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence recently finished its survey from the Rhode Island Department of Public Health deficiency-free.


The facility achieved a deficiency-free survey in 2018 as well.


To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. The survey focuses on a wide variety of care areas in the facility, including nursing care, patients’ rights, safety, food services and administration. Surveyors spend several days in the building reviewing paperwork, observing resident care, and interviewing residents and associates.


“It feels amazing to have two deficiency-free surveys in a row,” said Nat Cushing, executive director at the facility. “I am truly blessed with wonderful staff who come to work every day prepared to do what it takes to make sure our residents get the best possible care. Our success is 100-percent due to the kind, conscientious, knowledgeable staff at Evergreen. The deficiency-free survey just verifies what I already knew. They are excellent at what they do.”


Surveyors completed their visit to Evergreen House Health Center on May 2.