In the most recent survey administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation was rated deficiency-free on its annual Department of Public Health Certification Survey conducted in November 2017. Long-term care facilities are surveyed every year by a multi-disciplinary team. The rigorous unannounced survey is conducted over several days and covers almost 200 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident's needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service, environment and administration, to name only a few.
With their announcement, the surveyor recognized that clearly Sumner Place is "working well". Residents, family members, visitors and staff partner together to ensure health and safety. Sumner Place does the right things and has systems in place to correct any potential deficient practices. Sumner Place has been deficiency free for 5 out of the last 6 years and is currently ranked 4th out of 212 facilities in Nebraska on weighted 3-cycle survey score.
"People know that our relationships, services and decisions speak for our desire to always act with honesty, fairness and compassion. People know that they can trust us to be who we say we are and do what we say we will do," stated Larry Van Hunnik, Administrator of Sumner Place. "When you visit Sumner Place we want you to feel our compassion, experience our courtesy and observe our competence in all that we do. We live "Dignity In Life" at Sumner Place." This accomplishment is a great honor and testament to the care provided at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.
For more information about Sumner Place, located at 1750 S 20th Street in Lincoln, call (402) 475-6791 or visit www.sumnerplacecare.com. Sumner Place is one of 30 facilities owned and/or managed by Vetter Senior Living (VSL) in Omaha, Nebraska. The care center's administrator and staff develop plans to continuously improve their services and facility with the support from the VSL network. Operating decisions are made locally to assure that Sumner Place remains responsive to the needs of its residents and community.