Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center named NC’s best nursing home

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services:

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, was named the best nursing home in North Carolina by a new, national ranking recently compiled by Newsweek. Out of thousands of senior care organizations in the United States, 406 locations earned this distinction.

Awards were based on a combination of performance data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and a reputation survey of nurses, nursing home administrators, therapists and physicians. Performance data included measures on quality, staffing and health inspections.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among our peers but focusing on the people we serve and making a positive impact in their lives is a part of our daily values,” said Greta Reath, director of Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. She said the staff was “thrilled to receive national recognition for the important work they do every day. I am proud of the entire team here.”

According to the most recent CMS Nursing Home Compare data, Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center has a five-star overall rating.

There are more than 400 nursing homes in North Carolina. The Newsweek survey rated the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center tops, followed by six others in the state, in order: Abernethy Laurels, Newton; North Carolina State Veterans Home, Fayetteville; Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, Gastonia; White Oak Manor of Burlington; White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain; and Carrington Place Rehabilitation & Living Center, Matthews.

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is one of three skilled nursing facilities operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. It was created to meet the needs of people who are aging with chronic medical and behavioral health needs that are typically unable to find placements in local nursing homes. For more information and admission criteria, go to

For more information about the national rankings, visit

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