(left to right) Denise Bellefeuil-Jenkins, Director of Nursing; Thomas Hager, Executive Director; Chris Page, Regional Vice President; Amanda Sorrill, Director of Rehabilitation; Kathy Carver, Director of Admissions

Life Care Center of Hendersonville, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, was recently named a 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.


U.S. News & World Report rates centers using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covering health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.


Life Care Center of Hendersonville is one of just over 2,000 facilities in the country that received the Best honor, achieving top nursing home status among more than 15,000 nationwide. In North Carolina, only 33 centers out of 424 achieved this rating, putting Life Care Center of Hendersonville in the top eight percent in the state.


“We’re honored to receive this award and continue to strive toward excellence,” said Thomas Hager, executive director at the center.


Chris Page, regional vice president for Life Care Center of Hendersonville’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, presented the facility with a plaque commemorating this achievement during its open house on Feb. 27.


Life Care Center of Hendersonville, located at 400 Thompson St., is one of three skilled nursing and rehab centers in North Carolina managed by Life Care Centers of America.


Founded in 1976, Life Care Centers of America is a nationwide health care company that manages more than 200 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.