Awards and Recognition

Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is committed to delivering high-quality care. Named a US News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Nursing Home, Hunt is accredited by The Joint Commission with the Gold Seal of Approval™ and has earned a deficiency-free state survey during the annual Department of Health inspection.

Recent Recognition and Awards

Year after year, we earn recognition from national quality organizations, but it is the satisfaction of our patients, residents, and families that truly means the most to us. Some of the recent accolades we have received include:

  • 2020 – NRC Health Customer Approved & Employee Approved Awards
  • 2017 – My InnerView survey “Excellence in Action” award for Customer Satisfaction
  • 2016 – Named a US News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Nursing Home
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ accreditation
  • 2015 – 5 Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • 2015 – Deficiency-free state survey
  • 2014 – Silver – Achievement in Quality National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)

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Recognized by US News & World Report

In 2016, Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was named among the best in the state by US News & World Report. Of more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide evaluated, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a US News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Home. Only 80 facilities in Massachusetts achieved this recognition.

Committed to Excellence

Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received National Research Corporation’s 2016-2017 “Excellence in Action” award for Customer Satisfaction, ranking Hunt among the top 10 percent nationally with respect to how highly residents and family members would recommend to others.

NRC Health Customer Approved & Employee Approved Awards

Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is proud to be a part of Berkshire Healthcare. Across all affiliates in Massachusetts, Berkshire Healthcare has been named a winner of both the NRC Health Customer Approved and Employee Approved awards. Winning organizations are chosen based on customer and employee satisfaction from insights on family, resident, and employee survey ratings. This award recognizes Berkshire Healthcare’s commitment and dedication to creating superior experiences for both residents and employees. Nationwide, only 20 organizations are selected for each category. Berkshire Healthcare is 1 of 10 organizations chosen for both awards.

National Quality Award

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American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Quality Awards – 2014 Silver – Achievement in Quality

Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center joined Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and North Adams Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, all affiliates of Berkshire Healthcare Systems, as the only three centers in Massachusetts to earn a 2014 Silver Award. Only 81 facilities nationwide achieved this distinction in 2014.

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award is a progressive three-step process that encourages continuous learning and development of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s core values and concepts.

Silver – Achievement in Quality: Applicants who receive the Silver award provide an extensive assessment of their systematic approaches, performance measures, and sustainable organizational and process results that are linked to the key customer requirements, success factors, and challenges they identified in previously earning the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award.