Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat scores top marks
September 5, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs has scored a three-peat. The center received top marks from its employees and residents and their families for a third straight year in a survey of long-term care centers conducted by My InnerView. The highest-scoring centers receive Excellence in Action awards in either the employee or resident categories. Eighty-three centers received the award in both categories this year, according to center administrator Lee Dickey, and only 12 centers nationwide have the distinction of winning both awards three years running.
According to a news release, the Doak Walker Care Center was the only center in Colorado to receive both awards.
"One hundred percent of our residents and families and 98 percent of our employees gave positive responses and recommended the Doak as a place to live and work," Dickey said in a news release. "To score a 'three-peat' on this survey is extremely rare and gratifying."
The center was listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in Colorado for the second straight year, according to the news release. The news release also stated that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave the Doak Walker Care Center five stars, the highest overall rating.
In its annual unannounced inspection by the Colorado Department of Health, the center attained the perfect mark of zero deficiencies. The average number of deficiencies for nursing homes in Colorado is 12.4, according to a news release.
When the Casey's Pond Senior Living community building completes construction, Doak Walker Care Center residents and staff will move from Yampa Valley Medical Center to a new 60-bed facility there.