Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Nursing Home Quality Initiative

The New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) is an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities across New York State. The current NHQI is based on the previous calendar year's performance and is worth 100 points. Nursing homes are awarded points for quality and performance measures in the components of Quality, Compliance, and Efficiency. Specific deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process are also incorporated into the results. The points for all measures are then summed to create an overall score for each facility. Facilities are ranked into quintiles based on their overall scores. Quintile one represents the top-performing facilities, while quintile five represents the lowest-performing.

The section below contains information and results for each year of the NHQI. The Methodology and NHQI Quintile Ranking documents are available in webpage view, and can also be downloaded. When downloaded, the quintile ranking documents contain the following worksheets:

  • nursing facilities in each of the five quintiles
  • nursing facilities with certain deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process
  • nursing facilities that are excluded from the NHQI for various reasons

The nursing facilities in each worksheet are sorted alphabetically. All facilities within a quintile are considered to be the same in terms of quality and performance. Please refer to the methodology for more information about the measures used, and ineligibility and exclusion criteria.

Information and Results

2016 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2015 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2014 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Top-Performing Nursing Homes

Below are the nursing homes that have achieved the top quintile in each Nursing Home Quality Initiative over the last three years.
Performance is based on the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Nursing Home Quality Initiatives.

Facility Name Facility ID City County Region
A Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility 0534 Uniondale Nassau Long Island
Amsterdam Nursing Home Corp (1992) 1605 New York New York New York City
Autumn View Health Care Facility, LLC 2956 Hamburg Erie Buffalo
Bezalel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 3156 Far Rockaway Queens New York City
Briody Health Care Facility 0568 Lockport Niagara Buffalo
Brookhaven Health Care Facility, LLC 3928 Patchogue Suffolk Long Island
Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 0296 Clarence Erie Buffalo
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center 1600 Roosevelt Island New York New York City
Elderwood at Liverpool 3243 Liverpool Onondaga Central New York
Garden Gate Health Care Facility 0294 Cheektowaga Erie Buffalo
Harris Hill Nursing Facility, LLC 3455 Williamsville Erie Buffalo
Henry J. Carter Skilled Nursing Facility 1601 New York New York New York City
Iroquois Nursing Home Inc 4555 Jamesville Onondaga Central New York
James A Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center 3293 Troy Rensselaer Capital District
Jeanne Jugan Residence 1222 Bronx Bronx New York City
Jewish Home of Central New York 0647 Syracuse Onondaga Central New York
Kings Harbor Multicare Center 1250 Bronx Bronx New York City
Mercy Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility 0214 Lackawanna Erie Buffalo
Mountainside Residential Care Center 0171 Margaretville Delaware Capital District
North Gate Health Care Facility 1583 North Tonawanda Niagara Buffalo
North Shore-LIJ Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation 4089 Manhasset Nassau Long Island
Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home 0982 Ithaca Tompkins Central New York
Our Lady of Mercy Life Center 4755 Guilderland Albany Capital District
Park Ridge Nursing Home 0474 Rochester Monroe Rochester
Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens 1680 Flushing Queens New York City
Sea View Hospital, Rehabilitation Center and Home 1749 Staten Island Richmond New York City
Seneca Health Care Center 0300 West Seneca Erie Buffalo
South Shore Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 0504 Freeport Nassau Long Island
St Anns Community 0477 Webster Monroe Rochester
St. Peter's Nursing And Rehabilitation Center 0017 Albany Albany Capital District
The Baptist Home at Brookmeade 0195 Rhinebeck Dutchess New Rochelle
The Friendly Home 0464 Rochester Monroe Rochester
Wesley Health Care Center Inc 0822 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Capital District